What is going to happen when more and more young college graduated students are without jobs? Not making use of what we have is a waste. Young people are, as always, full of energy and enthusiasm. Too often, they want to participate in social development. After finishing high school, most of them pay for college fee in a hope that they will find works, while supporting their living, also contributing the nation.
Young adult Cambodians find it difficult to get jobs. As a matter of fact, it is very common that they talk about less job availabilities, concerned education quality, and not transparent in job hiring. Some common problems they often encounter and believe the factor of failure in being employed are lacking of necessary skills, work experience, and no relatives or nobody to back them for job in company and institution employers. Importance of English skills and other required languages such as French, Chinese and Thai, computer literate, and work experience play a major part in getting a paid job.
Some students from wealthy family try to graduate from two or three colleges at once, or one after another. It is possible, in Cambodia, to enter a university to major in a specific field in the morning, in another one in the afternoon, and in the other one in the evening. Most stories are always about rich and poor. Students from provinces, in a large numbers, are not well-afforded to spend for four years college. As many universities have been well-established in Phnom Penh, they leave rural lives to the capital city for higher education. For some, their parents have to sell cows and farm lands for long term investment of their children, after graduate they may get jobs. It is worth to choose this way. Why not? At least knowledge cannot be stolen, unlike money.
I recently have met several Agriculture College students, in Phnom Penh and Kampong Chhnang. They find it tough to be employed. The country, as many economists and experts have said, has a lot to take advantage from agriculture sector, from its rich national resources.