Artisans d'Angkor is a group trained by the Chantiers Écoles de Formation Professionnelle. Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, with two training schools. An initiative of the National Cambodian Institutions, the French Foreign Ministry and the European Union, Chantiers Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle provides unschooled rural youth with free vocational training programs, while Artisans d'Angkor provides them a professional, economic and social integration into providing a service for their locale. Its objectives are to support and promote Khmer art and culture, educating local youth, and provide jobs to youth interested in traditional crafts. The Artisan's centre, established to perpetuate the art and culture of the World Heritage Site of Angkor through training the present generation of local youth in the disciplines of metal working, silk weaving, and wood and stone carving had the distinction of the artisans of the institute won the award "Seal of Excellence for Handicrafts" in a competition organized by UNESCO.