In a rapidly digitising world, enhancing digital skills is crucial for people of all ages to maximise work efficiency, according to the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. The ministry highlights that age is no hindrance to learning new skills and, with diligence, the outcomes can be significantly improved.
On July 27, minister Chea Vandeth bestowed 'Essential Digital Skills' education certificates upon senior civil servants. These honours were given to those who excelled in the examinations, achieving the top scores among 650 senior civil servants at the ministry who participated in the test.
Vandeth explicitly stated his commendation for those demonstrating professional ethics, capability, diligence and a strong work ethic.
He has initiated multiple incentive mechanisms, providing allowances on top of the standard based on levels of knowledge and work outcomes. These initiatives are particularly designed to boost the development of digital skills, both domestically and on the international stage.
Vandeth affirmed his stance, saying: "We have given particular attention to those who exhibit professional ethics, capability and a strong desire to work. These additional allowances are testament to our commitment to incentivise digital skill development, both locally and globally”.
In an era of swift technological advancement, the ministry's emphasis on upskilling and incentivising the workforce is a positive step towards bridging the digital divide. As technology permeates every aspect of work and life, fostering a digitally competent workforce becomes a vital strategy for enhancing overall productivity and efficiency.