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Garment workers sew clothes at a factory outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2020. (Photo by Vann Soben)
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Rising exports mask skills gap in Cambodia's garment industry

Experts say long-term prospects rest on training management talent

SHAUN TURTON, Contributing writer | Cambodia

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia's garment industry is on the hunt for graduates as part of a campaign to see local staff take over senior positions in factories.

With a recently-aired television advertisement, the industry-funded Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI) hoped to convince local talent the sector can offer careers that rise above the factory floor.

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