Meet Sun Rapid, 30, who is an IT consultant and works as a government official at National ICT Development Authority (NIDA).
His daily routine is to ensure that ICT services in the whole institution run smoothly. He also works as a university lecturer.
Rapid, from Koh Kong province, has been determined to work in the technology sector since a very young age. He chose the career just when technology began to get popular, spotting an opportunity in the job market.
Of his decision to study IT, he said: “It immediately caught my interest. There must be market demand for that kind of job in the future.”
He was right. Straight after he graduated with an IT bachelor degree from Royal University, he took IT courses abroad in Asia and Europe, including in Germany, Korea and India which set him up for a career back home.
Although he loves his job, he knows the importance of having a back-up plan when choosing a career. He says that with effort, people can achieve their goals but it might take longer. With a flexible approach and a back-up plan, it will be faster.
“Hope, determination, and effort really push people harder. I have those characteristics and will try harder to make the best of them,” he said.
As for the IT development in Cambodia, he’s optimistic, and looks forward to seeing more young and dynamic graduates as government invests in and regulates the IT sector.
“I just want to make other people learn more and have a chance to experience more. Who knows? Maybe they can make it better than I do,” he said.