The Don Bosco technical schools in the Kingdom of Cambodia will have inscriptions for new students in the month of August for the different sections in Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kep and Poipet. The four technical schools belong to the Don Bosco Foundation of Cambodia, an organization based in the Kingdom since 1999 and dedicated to promote children and young people from rural areas and unprivileged families. The aim of the Don Bosco technical schools is to give a skill to young people in a way they can join the workforce of their country, improve their standard of life and contribute to the development of their people. The education imparted at the technical schools include formation in social values to be honest citizens and they are for no profit, neutral and no religious oriented.
The Don Bosco Children Center of Poipet has interviews for new applicants between 1st and 9 August and applicant exam on August 10 for the sections of computers, automotive and electricity. Young people applying to Poipet must have 9th grade. Young people under 9th grade willing to apply must prove they know the basic operations of mathematics.
On Monday, 13 of August and until Thursday 16, new applicants must present their personal documents to be scheduled for an interview at the campus of Don Bosco Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh. Applicants must be present with a guardian, preferable a parent or an in charge of the orphanage. Young people willing to apply to the Don Bosco Hotel School or to the Don Bosco Vocational Center in Kep, must apply at Don Bosco Sihanoukville.
The sections available at the Don Bosco Technical School in Sihanoukville:
  • Electricity: 12th grade.
  • Mechanic: 9th grade.
  • Automotive: 12th grade.
  • Secretarial: 12th grade, only young women.
  • Social Communication & Journalism (Audiovisual & web development): 12th grade, men and women.
The sections available at the Don Bosco Hotel School in Sihanoukville:
  • Front office.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Culinary.
  • Beverage.

The sections available at the Don Bosco Vocational Center in Kep City:

  • Social Communication & Journalism (Audiovisual & web development): 12th grade, men and women.
  • Front office: 12th grade.
  • Housekeeping: 6th grade.
  • Fine and representative arts: 6th grade.
  • Electricity: 6th grade providing they know some mathematics.
The sections available at Don Bosco Technical School in Phnom Penh:
  • Automotive.
  • Electronics.
  • Electricity.
  • Mechanic.
  • Printing.
  • Welding.
The exam for applicants in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh will be on Friday, 17th of August at 8:00. Only those who are selected in the interview, are allowed to enter the campus for the exam.
The Don Bosco technical schools are for not profit to support young people from poverty. However, the applicants accepted in the school must pay a fee during the inscriptions. The fee has been established according to the social conditions of current Cambodia and it has the aim to share the responsibility of your own education. Applicants who fail to pay the established fee during the inscriptions, will be refused.
Please prepare the due fee at time.
Some practical guidance for applications
If you live far from the school, come during the first days.
Remember to bring all your personal documents: family book, school certificate (9th – 12th grade), the form of application (soon it will be published on the websites) and the guard.
If you come from an orphanage or you are recommended by a NGO, please bring a letter from your organization. The letter introduces you to Don Bosco saying who are you and why you should study in Don Bosco. The letter of an organization will help you during the interview, but it will not guarantee you pass the exam.
Please be sure what are you going to apply. Get enough some information about the studies and show during the interview the reasons you want to study that topic.
The technical schools are not schools for study English or computer. There are plenty of English and computer schools in Cambodia where you can study in short courses. In the Don Bosco sections you will study some computer and English lessons, in some sections more than others. If you say during the interview that you come because you want to study English and computer, you will probably lost scores.
Take care for your age: you must be between 17 and 24 years old. If you are doing 12th grade now, but you are 25, you still can apply, because you are in a continues process. If you finish 12th grade five years ago and you are not 26, your probability to be accepted will be small.
Remember: Don Bosco keeps the right to accept a new student. The criteria is a young person from poor communities. If you seems to be able to pay a University, you will not be accepted. Keep the place for the poor, help your own country.
Trying to give money or special gifts to positions in order to get in, means you will be dismissed immediately.
If your organization is sending some candidates to the school, please write down a letter. A member of the organization can come with the candidates. During the interview, explain their origin. If the applicants are accepted for the exam, it is already their try.
Please do not call to the Salesians or teachers working in the selection during the time of interviews, exams and list publication. We understand you want to assure your candidate get in, but it is actually unfair to many others who have not a person or organization in charge of them. If you need to send special details about a candidate by email, please do it to before the interviews time. Some number phones will be closed during the time.
The schools have a limited number of places for new students. After the publication of the list, there is the awaiting list. It means candidates that are suitable to be selected if the ones of the first list do not come for inscription or someone does not come in October. It is usually a hope for some applicants. Wait for it.

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