With only a fragment of Cambodia's university graduates finding employment each year,
job opportunities are a burning issue among the country's youth.
Over 300 representatives from 40 universities and higher education institutions will
meet at a forum October 23 to discuss and dissect this topic. The event, "Strengthening
Employment Opportunities for Cambodia's University Graduates," is scheduled
to take place at the University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.
Sponsored by the Youth Resources Development Program, a local NGO that promotes Cambodia's
college students, the forum will provide an overview of a number of challenges facing
today's graduates-from the country's current and future labor markets to the effect
of unemployment on Cambodia's social development.
According to a press release from YRDP, forum organizers "hope to be able to
raise some key issues and recommendations that can be used to help Government and
employers find ways to increase employment opportunities."