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Sweden funds hospitality training

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Sweden funds hospitality trainingVen Rathavong / Khmer Times Share:  Swedish embassy officials meet with academy representatives yesterday. KT/Ven Rathavong The Swedish embassy yesterday provided $2 million to the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia to train students to become chefs from 2018 to 2020. The aid follows a similar three-year grant that ran from 2016 to 2018 with a budget of $3 million. After signing the agreement, Pierre Tami, CEO of ACAC, said that hospitality in Cambodia is evolving, noting that the number of tourists arriving in the Kingdom is expected to reach six to seven million by 2020. Mr Tami said the strong growth of the tourism sector meant that it is the right time to invest in training students to enter the hospitality industry. “The industry is looking for skilled staff,” he said. “They want workers with skills, but don’t know where to find them in Cambodia.” He added that youth entering the workforce are struggling to find jobs as they are turned away due to …