A key to our partnership’s effectiveness is a shared understanding of the problem and the areas that need to be focused on to make the most positive impact.
Our partners are committed to making an impact together under the guidance of shared measurement and a common agenda. Although they operate projects independently, continuous communication ensures knowledge is shared and existing expertise and investment is maximized.
After a series of consultations with relevant stakeholders, the Vocational Education, Training Policy Coordination Department of the Ministry of Labour finalized the ‘National TVET Strategy of Mongolia 2016-2021’ in the spring of 2016.
Technical assistance by the EU project ‘Support to Mongolia’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector’ ensured that the TVET sector strategy was also aligned with the ‘National Development Strategy’ of Mongolia. As per this, the TVET sector shall contribute to the socioeconomic development of Mongolia via preparing valuable and internationally competitive workforce whose vocational knowledge and skills meet international standards.
The TVET sector strategy serves as an umbrella for the coordination of development interventions in the sector. It is composed of the following 6 pillars:
Expanding Social Partnership and Increasing Reputation of the Sector
A TVET system needs to be connected to market reality. The close involvement of industry in the sector ensures that their growing needs for a skilled workforce are being matched with the Mongolian people’s needs for viable employment opportunities.
Implementation of the National Qualification Framework
Providing a consistent level of training and results is an important function of any education or training system. Work has started to establish a national qualifications framework for the Mongolia TVET sector based on global best practices.
Improving Quality Assurance, Organizational Management and Governance
As the TVET system transforms, so the operational models of the various TVET schools have to adapt. This adaptation needs to cover everything from management to equipment and infrastructure.
Strengthening Competency Based Training and Assessment
Teaching theory alone will not produce the workforce Mongolia needs. Tangible skills, knowledge and behaviors are all critical. A competency based approach to assessment ensures graduates are ready to enter the workforce.
Ensuring Sustainability of Human Resources, Management and Teacher’s Development in the Sector and Building Capacity
To increase effectiveness of the new national qualifications framework, it needs to be matched with new methods of training the human resources of the TVET sector.
Improving the Financial System
To sustain the reform of the Mongolian TVET sector, new methods for a more effective and efficient allocation of government funds are needed.