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Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths

by Cambodian Rural Development Team
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths
Hospitality Training for Disadvantaged Youths

Le Tonlé training center is a social enterprise which provides vocational training in the hospitality sector to economically and socially disadvantaged youth in Northeast Cambodia. The goal of the unique center is to equip young people with professional skills in the tourism sector, so as to enable them to have access to a successful career in tourism and hospitality. In addition, to receiving training in theoretical and practical skills, the students at Le Tonlé develop their capacity to work in a team, their English language skills, communication skills, as well as their confidence in the workplace.

Le Tonlé training center is recruiting and providing education for those who are left behind, and they drop off school because of the economic situation of the family. In the rural areas of Cambodia the main activity is farming, so families rely on agriculture for the most part to generate income for the household. Unfortunately, climate change is having an adverse impact on farming, so many families are living on low incomes and cannot afford to send their children to school.

Le Tonlé training center is providing free education for youth in Kratie Province. Many young people see the hospitality and tourism training program as a chance for a better future. Acquiring skills to enable them to have a reliable income, with some individuals (who had completed the training and are in employment) even sending up to 60% of their salary back home to their villages. Le Tonle training center, has a dual benefit, on one side, it provides skills to young people to enable them to find work in hospitality so as to ensure a better future for the next generations. On the other side, they guarantee additional income to the rural communities that can help in implementing the life conditions of the families, back home.

 

In the past three months, 26 students have graduated from Le Tonlé training center, and 22 of these students have already had work. It is important to underline that six of our students have now been employed as receptionists, housekeepers, waitresses and as a cook helper in Le Tonlé Guesthouse and restaurant, while 10 of the students managed to find work at NAGA hotel in Phnom Penh, in Cambodia. This is possible thanks to our trainers’ hard work in constantly looking for partnerships within the hospitality sector.

Moreover, after two months of active recruitment, on 1st December 25 new students have started the hospitality program. The new students had an orientation week and they were welcomed with an opening day celebration, which included previous students, new students’ families, and tourism enterprises from the area.

Finally, Le Tonle also received funding from The Woman’s international group, Cambodia, this funding gave Le Tonlé training center the chance to provide new uniforms, two computers and a billing machine for the center. The newly acquired equipment will be used to train our students to use proper equipment, so they acquire the knowledge to work in high-rank enterprises.

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23/09/2019 Mr Or Channy Hospitality/Tourism Awards
23/09/2019 Mr Or Channy Hospitality/Tourism Awards

Our 38 students at Le Tonlé vocational training center (operated by a local NGO called the Cambodian Rural Development Team) came to the end of their training program which lasted 3 months. The conclusion of a great experience that provides them skills in house-keeping and food and beverage service, they are now equipped with skills for a flourishing future in the hospitality sector. They are talented and they will succeed in life, we wish them all the best luck!

 

The social enterprise consists of the the Training Guesthouse, Restaurant and the Training Center. Between August to October 2019, Le Tonlé recruited 29 new students onto the training program. The new cohort come from rural areas in Stung Treng and Kratie Province, in Cambodia. The new students include 14 young women and 15 young men. The training of Le Tonlé focuses on two main components namely Food and Beverage Service and Room service. We also teach our students English so that they can more easily communicate with tourists once they start work. The training curriculum is developed on the basis of the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) in which 7 competencies, including core, generic and functional competencies, are adopted in the four-month training. The training also integrates a one-month traineeship for students to enable them to practice their theoretical knowledge in a real-time setting of hospitality businesses in Kratie town. By the end of the training course, a skill test is conducted to assess students’ capability against the ASEAN Qualification Reference Standard. The skill test allows students to achieve a certificate of competence from the Ministry of Tourism. After completing the training program, the students then go and do an internship for 1 month with a hotel and or restaurant in Kratie Province. Following the successful completion of their internship students are able to find jobs immediately in hospitality industry. 


By supporting us, you are supporting disadvantaged rural youth to obtain a qualified certificate in hospitality. Furthermore, you are giving them a great opportunity to earn a respectable living and to kick-start a promising career. Your contribution will help us in improving the quality of our work to better suit the needs of our trainees and to prepare them for the Cambodian job market of hospitality. 

 

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On September 23 2019, Mr. Or Channy (CRDT Executive Director) participated in the 1st Anniversary Tourism Professionals Competition and Announcement of the Online Tourism Management Training System presided over by H.E. Chea Bora, Secretary of State and High Representative H.E. Dr. Thong Khon (Minister of Tourism of the Royal Government of Cambodia), at the Phnom Penh Hotel. 

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LE Tonle Students now employed in our guesthouse
LE Tonle Students now employed in our guesthouse

We have recruited 38 new students to our Le Tonlé Tourism Training Center in this quarter

Le Tonlé is a vocational training center operated by a local NGO called the Cambodian Rural Development Team. Most of the staff are former Le Tonlé students. The social enterprise consists of the the Training Guesthouse, Restaurant and the Training Center. 

Between May to July 2019, Le Tonlé recruited 38 new students onto the training program. The new cohort come from rural areas in Stung Treng and Kratie Province, in Cambodia. The new students include 34 young women and 4 young men. 

The training of Le Tonlé focuses on two main componenets namely Food and Beverage Service and Room service. We also teach our students English so that they can more easily communicate with tourists once they start work. The training curriculum is developed on the basis of the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) in which 7 competencies, including core, generic and functional competencies, are adopted in the four-month training. The training also integrates a one-month traineeship for students to enable them to practice their theoretical knowledge in a real-time setting of hospitality businesses in Kratie town. By the end of the training course, a skill test is conducted to assess students’ capability against the ASEAN Qualification Reference Standard. The skill test allows students to achieve a certificate of competence from the Ministry of Tourism. After completing the training program, the students then go and do an internship for 1 month with a hotel and or restaurant in Kratie Province. Following the successful completion of their internship 25 students were able to find jobs immediately in hospitality industry. 


By supporting us, you are supporting disadvantaged rural youth to obtain a qualified certificate in hospitality. Furthermore, you are giving them a great opportunity to earn a respectable living and to kick-start a promising career. Your contribution will help us in improving the quality of our work to better suit the needs of our trainees and to prepare them for the Cambodian job market of hospitality. 

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Practical Assessment
Practical Assessment

Le Tonlé is a vocational training center operated by a local NGO called the Cambodian Rural Development Team. Most of the staff are former Le Tonlé students. The social enterprise consists of the the Training Guesthouse, Restaurant and the Training Center. 

Between January to April 2019, Le Tonlé trained 28 young people from Kratie and Stung Treng Province, of these 13 were women and 15 were young men. The training of Le Tonlé focuses on two main componenets namely Food and Beverage Service and Room service.

The training curriculum is developed on the basis of the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) in which 7 competencies, including core, generic and functional competencies, are adopted in the four-month training. The training also integrates a one-month traineeship for students to enable them to practice their theoretical knowledge in a real-time setting of hospitality businesses in Kratie town. By the end of the training course, a skill test is conducted to assess students’ capability against the ASEAN Qualification Reference Standard. The skill test allows students to achieve a certificate of competence from the Ministry of Tourism. After completing the training program, the students then go and do an internship for 1 month with a hotel and or restaurant in Kratie Province. Following the successful completion of their internship 25 students were able to find jobs immediately in hospitality industry. 

By supporting us, you are supporting disadvantaged rural youth to obtain a qualified certificate in hospitality. Furthermore, you are giving them a great opportunity to earn a respectable living and to kick-start a promising career. Your contribution will help us in improving the quality of our work to better suit the needs of our trainees and to prepare them for the Cambodian job market of hospitality. 

Theory assessment
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Le Tonlé is a small tourism vocational training center which is operated by a local NGO and staff. Most staff are former Le Tonlé students. They are working in the social enterprise: the Training Guesthouse, Restaurant and the Training Center.


Within the year of 2018, Le Tonlé has trained 63 youth from Kratie and Stung Treng Province, 31 girls and 32 boys. The training of Le Tonlé focuses on two main occupations namely Food and Beverage Service attendant and Room attendant; 35 students and 28 students participated in each batch respectively.

The training curriculum is developed on the basis of the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) in which 7 competencies, including core, generic and functional competencies, are adopted in the four-month training. The training also integrates a one-month traineeship for students to enable them to practice their theoretical knowledge in a real-time setting of hospitality businesses in Kratie town. By the end of the training course, a skill test is conducted to assess students’ capability against the ASEAN Qualification Reference Standard. The skill test allows students to achieve a certificate of competence from the Ministry of Tourism. After completing the training program, between 85 – 90% of students obtain employment immediately from tourism/hospitality businesses within the region of northeastern Cambodia.

By supporting us, you are supporting disadvantaged rural youth to obtain a qualified certificate in hospitality. Futhermore, you are giving them a great opportunity for respectable work and to kick-start a promising career. Your contribution will help us in improving the quality of our work to better suit the needs of our trainees and to prepare them for the Cambodian job market of hospitality.

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Cambodian Rural Development Team

Location: Kratie Town, Kratie Province - Cambodia
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Tola Khoun
Kratie Town, Kratie Province Cambodia
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