Increasing the employability of Cambodian youth

As many students have lost jobs and sources of income since the pandemic, JWOC has been putting a greater focus on preparing young people for an increasingly competitive job market by providing one-to-one support and through online career guidance curricula.

This commitment is part of:

Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth

Entity

Journeys Within Our Community Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
  • 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

description

JWOC invited alumni and representatives from partners across various sectors to support the program, with the goal of helping students develop skills in job-hunting, creating outstanding applications, identifying the key attributes based on the market demand, educating them about their employment rights, and building their confidence in the negotiation of wage and working conditions.

This program works predominantly with young people who have not engaged in JWOC programs. The networking process includes outreach to organizations from the private and the third sectors to promote the program. The support is provided to the youth free of charge, and several alumni and individuals will be volunteer mentors of the program. The frequency of the training is 3 hours per day, 4 days a week, for a 10 month period. The expected result is that students will secure employment opportunities, engage in ongoing learning and be active in their communities upon completion of the program.

 

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Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 50 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    Providing English, Digital Literacy and Financial literacy trainingS to Cambodian youth aged 15-30

    BY: Dec 2021
  • 50 young people benefitted from employment services, including job search assistance, job fairs and career counselling

    8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

    Tailored guidance for youth to stand out in a competitive job market.

    BY: Dec 2021
  • 50 young people whose working conditions improved, including working time and remuneration

    8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

    Help Cambodian youth to understand their employment rights.

    BY: Dec 2021

Start

01-Feb-2020

End

31-Dec-2021

USD 25,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

68

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Young people in urban areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Youth with disabilities
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs

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