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PLACE AND TRAIN

1. What is the name of the programme?

Place and Train (PnT) Programme for Fashion and Textile Professionals .Upon completion, trainee will be awarded the CGTI Diploma certificate with the respective specialization that you are in and will also provide placement in the Industry

 

2. How does this programme fit into the Cambodia textile and Garment Industry?

CGTI diploma is first professional qualification in the area of Textile

And Fashion in Cambodia. The whole programme is designed with following objectives in mind-

 

  • Improve skill set of current workforce in the Industry

  • Injecting new talent to Industry through place and train programme (internship)

  • Improve productivity

  • Reduce dependency on the foreign talent and groom Khmers to PMET level

  • Reduce unemployment in Cambodia

  • Higher wages for Khmers thus contribution to local economy

  • Opportunity to increase value add work functions such as product development, marketing, sampling, sourcing, pattern making, grading and  marker development in Cambodia. Currently 95% of the factories only provides CMT ( Cut, Make and Trim)

 

3. Is this a full-time or part-time course?

The Place and Train (PnT) Programme is a full-time programme.

 

4. Who should sign up for this course?

Local graduates who have a passion to pursue a dynamic career in the exciting world of fashion and textile.

 

5. What are the benefits of this programme?

It gives locals the rare opportunity to pursue the locally recognized CGTI Diploma qualifications at a heavily subsidized rate, along with internship opportunity in the textile & fashion industry to start a career in this exciting industry.

 

6. How will it benefit me? Why should I enrol in this programme?

Candidate will receive scholarship of USD 2,200 for the diploma programme and USD250 per month throughout their 12 months of local internship.

 

7. What are the prospects in terms of job availability & sector growth for graduates of this course?

According to industry sources, there are job prospects for professionals in areas of merchandising, production, compliance, lean, quality control, marketing, design, etc. in the textile and fashion industry.Factories are looking for local professionals to recruit in the middle management positions.

 

8. How many subjects/modules are there?

Each Diploma programme has following modules-

  • Diploma in Apparel Merchandising - 14 modules

  • Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development- 15 modules

  • Diploma in Industrial Engineering, Quality & Production - 14 modules

 

9. How are these modules conducted?

The modules will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case-studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities.

 

10. What is the minimum passing mark?

There is no minimum passing mark. The candidate will be assessed based on the required competencies demonstrated during assessments. The assessment will be carried out after each module in the form of written test, role play, project submission, Oral test etc.

 

 11. Can I defer my studies?

No, you cannot defer your studies.

 

12. What if I cannot serve the attachment / break bond?

In this case you will not be able to claim your scholarship of USD2200.

 

13. What happens after my industrial attachment?

After the programme, the Host Company has the first option to offer a permanent job to its trainees. CGTI shall also facilitate the placement of Candidate into suitable jobs in the industry

 

14. Can I take the CGTI Diploma on its own without Place and train programme?

Yes, you can take CGTI Diploma on its own, however you need to pay gross fee as follows-

There will be no scholarship provided.

 

​15. How will this new qualification value add to the careers of existing industry practitioners?

Participants will gain the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to further their career in the industry.The CGTI Diploma gives industry practitioners a locally recognized qualification and in the process certify their skills and work experience.

 

16. What are the candidate’s obligations under Place and Train programme?

  • Meet at least 75% attendance per module during the 3 to 3.5 months training in CGTI Diploma.

  • Achieve 100% competency assessments at the end of each module in CGTI Diploma

  • Candidate has to work in the host company as intern for 12 calendar month

  • Candidate will have to go back to CGTI to attend a one-day mentorship program once every month for the next 12 months while being attached to the participating company.

  • Candidate will receive his/her diploma upon completion of the 3 months training and 12 months internship

 

17. In the event that candidate is unable to complete the following?

 

  • 3 months of Diploma programme -

Candidate will not be able to get scholarship amount of USD 2200 upon completion

 

  • During internship

Candidate will not be able to get scholarship amount of USD 2200 upon completion

18. How does the program work?

Students that apply for the Place and Train Program will have to meet the program’s entry requirements and secure a place with a Host Company before they are able to enrol into the course. Once the student applies for the course, they will be matched with participating companies and an interview process will take place.

 

Once a Host Company identifies a suitable candidate, they are to issue a Letter of Internship Confirmation to the student for a 12-month period, beginning once the student has completed the diploma.

 

Host Companies are to give the student(s) they select a scholarship (Refer to Fee Payable Table) for the diploma and pay the candidate a minimum wage of USD$250 per month for the period of the internship.

 

While the student is on internship, they would be required to return to CTGI to attend a one day mentorship program every month.

 

Students will only receive his/her diploma upon completion of the course and internship.

19.What are the eligibility requirements for companies to participate in the program?

Companies must be GMAC members

20. How many interns can a company hire?

Company can hire up to 5 interns

21. What happens if an intern leaves pre-maturely?

If an intern leaves pre-maturely, the scholarship granted to the student can be refunded to you or you may place it on another intern.

 

22. Can a new intern be hired to “replace” an intern that leaves pre-maturely?

Yes, provided that there are candidates that are available immediately.

 

23. What are the company’s contractual obligations?

Host Companies have to issue the intern with a contract at the start of the internship and have to abide by labour laws. A copy of the signed contract is to be sent to CTGI as verification of execution. There is no explicit or implicit commitment on the part of the host company to provide future employment for any interns.

 

24. What happens if the intern is not working out?

If it is not working out, please contact Tim Savann of GMAC at savann@gmac.cambodia.org and we will make arrangements for the individual to be placed in another company. The scholarship granted to the student can be refunded to you or you may place it on another intern.