Hospitality Skills Development Laos

Planned project

In Laos, tourism is the sector with the highest potential to create jobs for the poor. SDC’s support will allow 20’000 youth to acquire the skills needed to work in hotels and restaurants. Dual Cooperative Training (apprenticeships) will provide for work place orientation of skills and facilitate an easy transition of trainees into full employment. Financial incentives will ensure that youth from poor families and SME hotels and restaurants profit from the project. Affirmative action mechanisms are applied so that at least 70% of trainees supported are women, mostly from ethnic minorities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Vocational training
Vocational training
Teacher training
01.11.2021 - 31.12.2025
CHF  9’500’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Foreign private sector North

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    9’500’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0
Project phases Phase 99 01.11.2021 - 31.12.2025   (Current phase) Phase 1 01.12.2014 - 31.12.2021   (Current phase)