Technical and vocational education in Mongolia
In January 2010, an inception workshop was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to launch the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-funded Labour market study. The Labour market study is being carried out by Cambridge Education, in association with local firm MEC Consulting LLC, and will be implemented through MCA’s Mongolia Technical and Vocational Education and Training project. The study will be completed in June 2010.
The aim of the workshop was to familiarise stakeholders with the Labour market study (LMS) methodology, work plan and study instruments in order to build consensus on expected outcomes. During the workshop, the study methodology developed by the research team was introduced to representatives of LMS stakeholders as well as participants from the Ministry of Social Welfare and Labour; the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; the World Bank and Asian Development Bank: and leading specialists from major economic sectors.
The research team’s role is to determine current and projected labour market demands and skill requirements in Mongolia’s 21 aimags (provinces) and in Ulaanbaatar city. The study aims to create a more selective approach for prioritising high-demand trades, occupations, and professions for design, development and implementation of new or revised vocational education and technical training programmes. These new programmes will be closely attuned to the requirements of industry, commerce and public and private sector employers and the requirements of a proposed national qualifications framework.
Byambatsogt Jugder, Cambridge Education’s Mongolia-based Education and Human Resource Expert stated: "This is a really important study which will help to improve employment opportunities for young people in Mongolia by improving curriculum of TVET institutions and skills of labour force in Mongolia."
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