Welcome from the British Ambassador and the Minister of Education, Youth and Sport.

  • H.E. William Longhurst

    Ambassador British Embassy

  • H.E. Hang Chuon Naron

    Minister Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers are quickly becoming highly sought after positions across the world, and Cambodia is no exception. With an economy that is rapidly developing and opening up to international investors, young Cambodians need to be aware of what jobs are available and what skills they require for each job. However, the country currently faces a serious shortage of STEM professionals. Many young people are not choosing to go into STEM careers because they perceive the subjects as being too difficult, not well respected, or they believe they won’t lead to well-paid jobs. But Cambodia needs more Engineers, more Doctors, more Network Developers and more Statisticians in order for it to develop. Many students aren’t aware of the huge range of STEM careers that they could choose to enter. Without an understanding of what the options are, it’s impossible for a student or young professional to make an informed choice about which job will be best for them – whether it’s a job that fits most closely with their personal interests, with their skills or with their financial aspirations. This website is the first of its kind in Cambodia and will help individuals identify where the real opportunities are for STEM skills in Cambodia. The aim is to help give young Cambodians ideas and inspiration for their future careers, to introduce new jobs they may never have heard of, and if they already have an idea of what they would like to do, to help them understand how to get there. It will help them understand the job and what is required of them, skills wise, for the various opportunities within STEM. We believe this will be of great value to young Cambodians, helping them understand the opportunities that lie both within and beyond Cambodia, through STEM careers. It is an exciting time. The ASEAN Economic Community is opening up all markets and with developments such as this and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Cambodia will become more and more connected to its neighbours. Additionally, the Cambodian government has planned to increase the number of sectors that require a skilled labour force and move away from the garment sector, meaning that now is the time for young students and professionals to take the right steps forward to secure their future. This STEM Careers of the Future webpage is part of a wider programme of work by the British Embassy. We are helping develop leadership skills through a series of Chevening Career Development Learning sets; we are supporting internships for young Cambodians studying outside Phnom Penh with our successful Chevening Alumni: and we give talks at universities across Cambodia on the importance of STEM education and what the opportunities are for young people going into these areas of work. We are also working closely with the national government and, together with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) and IDP Education Cambodia, have set up a STEM Ambassador Network for Cambodia. We are also funding projects to ensure that understanding of STEM reaches all areas of Cambodia. Our STEM bus visits schools across Cambodia showcasing practical experiments and lessons to students who would otherwise not be exposed to STEM subjects and our Little Scientist magazine now has a readership of over 6,000 Cambodians a month. I hope that this website will provide the inspiration and information needed to encourage many more young Cambodians to consider a career in STEM.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers are quickly becoming highly sought after positions across the world, and Cambodia is no exception. With an economy that is rapidly developing and opening up to international investors, young Cambodians need to be aware of what jobs are available and what skills they require for each job. However, the country currently faces a serious shortage of STEM professionals. Many young people are not choosing to go into STEM careers because they perceive the subjects as being too difficult, not well respected, or they believe they won’t lead to well-paid jobs. But Cambodia needs more Engineers, more Doctors, more Network Developers and more Statisticians in order for it to develop. Many students aren’t aware of the huge range of STEM careers that they could choose to enter. Without an understanding of what the options are, it’s impossible for a student or young professional to make an informed choice about which job will be best for them – whether it’s a job that fits most closely with their personal interests, with their skills or with their financial aspirations. This website is the first of its kind in Cambodia and will help individuals identify where the real opportunities are for STEM skills in Cambodia. The aim is to help give young Cambodians ideas and inspiration for their future careers, to introduce new jobs they may never have heard of, and if they already have an idea of what they would like to do, to help them understand how to get there. It will help them understand the job and what is required of them, skills wise, for the various opportunities within STEM. We believe this will be of great value to young Cambodians, helping them understand the opportunities that lie both within and beyond Cambodia, through STEM careers. It is an exciting time. The ASEAN Economic Community is opening up all markets and with developments such as this and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Cambodia will become more and more connected to its neighbours. Additionally, the Cambodian government has planned to increase the number of sectors that require a skilled labour force and move away from the garment sector, meaning that now is the time for young students and professionals to take the right steps forward to secure their future. This STEM Careers of the Future webpage is part of a wider programme of work by the British Embassy. We are helping develop leadership skills through a series of Chevening Career Development Learning sets; we are supporting internships for young Cambodians studying outside Phnom Penh with our successful Chevening Alumni: and we give talks at universities across Cambodia on the importance of STEM education and what the opportunities are for young people going into these areas of work. We are also working closely with the national government and, together with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) and IDP Education Cambodia, have set up a STEM Ambassador Network for Cambodia. We are also funding projects to ensure that understanding of STEM reaches all areas of Cambodia. Our STEM bus visits schools across Cambodia showcasing practical experiments and lessons to students who would otherwise not be exposed to STEM subjects and our Little Scientist magazine now has a readership of over 6,000 Cambodians a month. I hope that this website will provide the inspiration and information needed to encourage many more young Cambodians to consider a career in STEM.

H.E. William Longhurst

Ambassador British Embassy

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) careers are quickly becoming highly sought after positions across the world, and Cambodia is no exception. With an economy that is rapidly developing and opening up to international investors, young Cambodians need to be aware of what jobs are available and what skills they require for each job. However, the country currently faces a serious shortage of STEM professionals. Many young people are not choosing to go into STEM careers because they perceive the subjects as being too difficult, not well respected, or they believe they won’t lead to well-paid jobs. But Cambodia needs more Engineers, more Doctors, more Network Developers and more Statisticians in order for it to develop. Many students aren’t aware of the huge range of STEM careers that they could choose to enter. Without an understanding of what the options are, it’s impossible for a student or young professional to make an informed choice about which job will be best for them – whether it’s a job that fits most closely with their personal interests, with their skills or with their financial aspirations. This website is the first of its kind in Cambodia and will help individuals identify where the real opportunities are for STEM skills in Cambodia. The aim is to help give young Cambodians ideas and inspiration for their future careers, to introduce new jobs they may never have heard of, and if they already have an idea of what they would like to do, to help them understand how to get there. It will help them understand the job and what is required of them, skills wise, for the various opportunities within STEM. We believe this will be of great value to young Cambodians, helping them understand the opportunities that lie both within and beyond Cambodia, through STEM careers. It is an exciting time. The ASEAN Economic Community is opening up all markets and with developments such as this and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Cambodia will become more and more connected to its neighbours. Additionally, the Cambodian government has planned to increase the number of sectors that require a skilled labour force and move away from the garment sector, meaning that now is the time for young students and professionals to take the right steps forward to secure their future. This STEM Careers of the Future webpage is part of a wider programme of work by the British Embassy. We are helping develop leadership skills through a series of Chevening Career Development Learning sets; we are supporting internships for young Cambodians studying outside Phnom Penh with our successful Chevening Alumni: and we give talks at universities across Cambodia on the importance of STEM education and what the opportunities are for young people going into these areas of work. We are also working closely with the national government and, together with Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) and IDP Education Cambodia, have set up a STEM Ambassador Network for Cambodia. We are also funding projects to ensure that understanding of STEM reaches all areas of Cambodia. Our STEM bus visits schools across Cambodia showcasing practical experiments and lessons to students who would otherwise not be exposed to STEM subjects and our Little Scientist magazine now has a readership of over 6,000 Cambodians a month. I hope that this website will provide the inspiration and information needed to encourage many more young Cambodians to consider a career in STEM.

H.E. Hang Chuon Naron

Minister Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports