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Key Points

  • The Government of Mongolia has been advancing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a measure for employment promotion.

  • Major lessons that emerged from projects supported by development partners include (i) potential gains in efficiency and effectiveness could be achieved only if the development of training modules and materials, upgrading of equipment and facilities, and training for TVET teachers were better aligned with standards set in collaboration with employers, and industry and professional associations; and (ii) sustainable reforms of the TVET system require active public communication and consultations.

  • The Skills for Employment Project for the Government of Mongolia will support the reform of the TVET system in Mongolia through (i) the development of an industry-driven TVET system, (ii) upgrading of selected TVET providers to implement competency-based training and assessment, (iii) the establishment of training systems for TVET teachers and managers, and (iv) support for secondary education career guidance and schools specializing in technology (basic engineering).


Suggested Citation
Asian Development Bank. (2016). Strengthening the labor market in Mongolia: Skills for employment project (ADB Brief No. 58). Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Author.

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