Reforming Mongolia’s technical and Vocational Education and Training system

Project description

Title: Cooperative Technical and Vocational Education and Training (cTVET)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Cofinanced by: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)​​​​​​​
Country: Mongolia
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Labour and Social Protection​​​​​​​
Overall term: 2019 to 2023

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Context

As the Mongolian economy develops in various industrial sectors with the introduction of new technology, the demand for skilled workers with a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) qualification is rising continuously. Improvements here would provide more and better employment opportunities for Mongolians.

Despite the extensive efforts made by the Government of Mongolia (GoM) to improve TVET in the last years, further improvements are needed in training TVET teachers, in providing practice-oriented and industry-related training, and in management and quality processes. Industry must also become more involved in the design and implementation of TVET. Financing needs to be more geared towards improving the quality of TVET.

The project supports the sustainable development of the TVET system in Mongolia, in order to increase graduates’ employability and promote economic growth.

Objective

The performance of TVET in technical fields has been sustainably improved.

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Approach

  • The project supports the GoM in the sustainable development of 7 TVET schools, turning them into specialised capacity development centres (CDCs), so that they fulfil their role as training hubs and create framework conditions conducive to functioning CDCs (including a sustainable financing mechanism)
  • Additionally, the project supports the establishment of a pre-service and in-service qualification system for TVET teachers, so that they are (technically and pedagogically) able to deliver action-oriented and student-centred training.
  • The cTVET project builds on the results of “Cooperative Vocational Education and Training in the Mineral Resource Sector” (CVT) project implemented between in the time from 2013 to 2019, to further support the sustainable development of the TVET sector in Mongolia.

Last update: March 2022

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