Training skilled welders

Project description

Title: Strategic Alliance to establish an internationally recognised Vocational Education Programme in Welding in Mongolia
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as part of the programme
Co-funded by: Schachtbau Nordhausen GmbH, Hasu Megawatt LLC
Country: Mongolia
Partner: Mongolian-German Welding Training Centre, Erdenet Institute of Technology
Lead executing agency: Монгол Улсын Хөдөлмөр Нийгмийн Хамгааллын Яам (ХНХЯ) / Ministerium für Arbeit und soziale Sicherung / Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
Overall term: 2019 to 2022

Trainees learn to weld according to international standards. Copyright: GIZ


With its growing economy, Mongolia is witnessing constant demand for welders who are highly qualified and certified according to international standards. However, the lack of specialised trainers, recognised training programmes and equipment mean that the training available falls short of international standards.


Internationally recognised basic and advanced training in the field of welding is established in Mongolia.


In cooperation with the Mongolian Society for Materials Research and Welding, the project has introduced the relevant standards of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in Mongolia (ISO 9606 and following).

In order to mainstream training firmly in international standards, the project has also adapted training modules for welding steel and aluminium to the Mongolian context and developed teaching materials. Together with the German specialist partner, it is developing an assessment scheme to certify skilled workers according to ISO standards.

At the partner vocational schools, the Mongolian-German Welding Training Centre and the Erdenet Institute of Technology, the project first set out to improve the welding equipment and training environment. Together with the Halle Welding Training and Testing Institute, it has qualified 15 welding practitioners and five examiners who assess welding based on ISO standards.

In addition, the plan is to set up a materials testing laboratory at the Mongolian-German Welding Training Centre, which will accept test pieces from the prospective skilled workers.

The ‘Cooperative Vocational Education and Training’ module, which was commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the Build4Skills global project cooperate with the project.

Last update: February 2022

A trainee honing professional skills at the vocational school. Copyright: GIZ