|Progress Toward Outcome
The constructed 4 food-safety testing laboratories were fully equipped with basic food-safety testing equipment since December 2010, and 20 lab managers were trained on how to operate the equipment in January 2011. All labs are operational and used for food processing and hygiene trainings and demonstration. Post-harvest (PH) and food processing (FP) certificate level 1 program and a two-year diploma program on food hygiene and processing are being planned at MoLVT's Regional Polytechnic Institutes and National Polytechnic Institutes of Cambodia (NPIC). These programs are essential in responding to the rising job prospect in the food industry as well as one of the means for income generation of local agricultural producers. In addition, the NPIC is playing emerging role as food processing and hygiene training institution for trainers from other MoLVT's Technical Training Centres.
As of 17 September 2012, the cumulative number of PHT and FP graduates is 5,509 (80% is female). The number of PH and FP graduates, who have applied their knowledge and skills gained from the training is 2,905 (or 54%).
The cumulative number of youth graduated the Skills Bridging (SB) program remains 699 (42% is female) of which 406 (or 58%) are attending Level 1 and 2 of the formal TVET certificate program as of September 2012. An additional 589 youth are studying in the final phase 3, which is expected to be completed by end of September and follow by an entrance exam for certificate Level 1 in early October 2012.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
For Output 1:
As of 17 September 2012, the cumulative number of graduates is 5,509 (80% is female). The project has already trained commune assistants from 44 selected communes so that they can play supporting role for community-based post harvest technology. The trainees found all the training subjects/topics interesting, highly beneficial and more scientific compared to their traditional methods.
For Output 2:
As of 17 September 2012, there are 699 youth (42% is female) or 100% against the targeted indicator have already graduated from the SB program. Of which, 406 (or 58%) are continuing to Level 1 and 2 of the formal TVET certificate program. In addition, there were 116 SB graduates have been employed (94 for wage and 22 for self employment). Moreover, 589 youth (50% is female) are studying in the final phase 3, which is expected to to be completed by end of September and follow by an entrance exam for certificate Level 1 in early October 2012.
For Output 3:
There has been rapid understanding and learning among participating NGOs and concerned officers of TTCs and DGTVET. The EA has produced the required tools, materials and systems required to strengthen planning, management and monitoring functions at all levels and thus ensure a controlled and timely delivery of planned outputs and activities. The quality of the reports has been improved and the financial management of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU) is satisfactory. All capacity building activities were completed in August 2012.