Successful training course on website design and development for members of the Engineering Institute of Cambodia

From 25 to 29 of April 2005, 15 members of the Engineering Institute of Cambodia (EIC) participated in a five-day training course on website design and development. The course was organized by the IT committee of EIC, with support from UNESCO. 

1.jpg The Engineering Institute of Cambodia currently has around 700 members, divided over 24 committees, working in different fields of engineering.

As a long-term partner of UNESCO Cambodia in the field of Sciences, several activities are currently undertaken to support the continued capacity building of the Institute and its respective committees.

The main goal of the training course on website design and development was to train members of EIC to be in charge of website design for their committee and to learn more about online learning possibilities for engineers. The course introduced participants to work with the application Dreamweaver MX and Adobe Photoshop CS for the creation of their website designs and productions.

The general objectives of the course were:
    1. To learn the basic skills of storyboarding, the user interface and design, as well as multimedia resource acquisition for text, graphics, audio, video and animation.
    2. To learn how to use Adobe Photoshop for graphic design.
    3. Developing a website.
    4. Publish the developed digital information by using an appropriate medium for distribution.

The opening ceremony took place on Monday 25th of April and included key note speeches and remarks by:

Prof. Meas Sokohom, President of EIC
Mr. Phal Des, Chairman of the IT Committee of EIC
Dr. Supote Prasertsri, Head of Education Unit, UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh
Mrs. Tan Theany, Secretary General of the Cambodian National Commission for UNESCO
Ms. Imke Gilsing, Programme Officer for Sciences, UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh
Mr. Kim Meang, Instructor for the training course

All speakers stressed the importance of ICT in todays society, as well as for the development of Cambodia. Media, in the form of the National Television of Cambodia and CM Magazine, attended the opening ceremony.

During the week, the participants were introduced by the trainers Mr. Phal Des and Mr. Kim Meang to storytelling and the tools necessary for website design and development. Accordingly, the fifteen participants of the workshop put theory in practice and worked in teams of three people on a project of their own choice. Websites were designed for an imaginary movie company called Suny Movie, CTC Transportation Company, Phnom Penh Airport, the Cambodian Railways and a Public Health Service. At the end of the week the training course was concluded with a lecture by Dr. Supote Prasertsri from UNESCO on self-learning for engineers and finally, the participants presented their final website design and productions to other team members and trainers. Everybody could bring out a vote for the best website design and the contest was won by the team that made a website for the CTC Transportation Company, a very professional production, including a search engine for transportation in Cambodia. Congratulations! However, other teams also designed and produced great websites, full of detail, graphics, humor and information. An impressive result for a one-week training course. It was clear that the enthusiasm and dedication of the trainers trickled down to the participants, some of them even continuing their work late in the evening.

The productions by the trainees are all listed on

Training course on Website Design and Development for EIC members
25-29 of April 2005

List of participants

  1. Mr. Chap Chanarith, Mechanic Committee
  2. Mr. Chan Vimol, Telecommunication Committee
  3. Mr. Meas Sakun, EIC Secretariat
  4. Mr. Kor Socheat, Secretary Assistant
  5. Mr. Thai Hangsa, Civil Building Committee
  6. Mr. Nhem Nimith, Architecture Committee
  7. Mr. Chhean Piseth, Associate Committee
  8. Mr. Som Sivanna, Geology Committee
  9. Mr. Ngeth Lavy, Electro-techniques Committee
  10. Mr. Chea Sopheak, Agriculture Committee
  11. Mr. Top Meng Nguon, Forestry Committee
  12. Ms. Prak Chaykalyan, Young Engineers Committee
  13. Mr. Nhoung Marin, Transportation Committee
  14. Mr. Teang Kossarak, Kandal Branch Committee
  15. Mrs. Him Khun Pola, Urbanization Committee

Publication Date 19 May 2005

2005 - UNESCO