The Vocational Education & Training Partnership is a collection of industry, government development agencies and non-profit organisations – working together to improve vocational education and training in Mongolia.

The challenge

Our goal is to build a more capable, productive and responsive TVET system for Mongolia. One that meets the needs of industry and society. The scope, technical nature and rapid growth of the sector all contribute to making this a difficult challenge. Meeting it will require a broad, collaborative approach.

Taking a different approach

It is the nature of our partnership that sets us apart. We look for practical solutions, which means we focus on being demand driven, sustainable and led by Industry. Being industry-led enables us to respond to the needs of the market and maintain the focus on job creation.

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 maximised.

Connected through a common agenda

A key to the partnerships effectiveness is a shared understanding
of the problem and the areas that need to be focused on to make
the most effective positive impact.

NQF
A national framework of standards and qualifications
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 Standards Framework for the Mongolia TVET system based on global best practices.

Teacher
Teacher training
To increase effectiveness, a new national framework of standards and qualifications needs to be matched with new methods of teacher training.

Certificate
Competency-based standards and assessment
Teaching theory alone will not produce the workforce Mongolia needs, tangible skills, knowledge and behaviours are all critical. A competency based approach to assessment ensures graduates are ready to enter the workforce.

Industry Engagement
Continuous industry engagement
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.

Curriculum
Curriculum development
Updating the national framework of standards and qualifications means radically updating the curriculum through which we teach our students.

Pathways
Linking short-term training to improve pathways
Part of the government’s current strategy of inclusive growth focuses on making short-term training available to the vulnerable within society. Connecting this training formally to the TVET system establishes them as legitimate pathways into further education and employment.

Communication
Communicating value and choice
Several countries around the world are placing renewed value on vocational training. This cultural shift needs to be supported by effective communication which highlights the new range of education and employment opportunities that exist in today’s market.

TVET College
Assisting TVET college operations
As the TVET system transforms the operational models of the colleges will need to adapt. This adaptation needs to cover everything from management to equipment and infrastructure.

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