Erasmus+ program MONGWBL capacity building project intends to enhance partnerships between enterprises and HEIs with the ultimate aim of promoting WBL to increase graduates’ employability.
The project's first online capacity building training is aimed at capacity building of staff from higher education institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science and banks, and Tourism Association Mongolia on WBL policies, schemes, and approaches/tools of apprenticeship. The training participants will be acquainted with the policy options, findings, and implementation of WBL, particularly in Germany, France, Romania, and Greece.
The project capacity building training was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, Otgontenger University, University of Life Sciences, University of Finance and Economics, Dornod University, Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture, Golomt Bank and State Bank, Mongolian Tourism Association project team and professors, researchers and employers of some Mongolian universities.
Ambassador of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Laurentiu Hristea opened the training and he stressed that "The employment of graduates is one of the most important issues in the center of public attention, and expressed confidence that the results of the four-day training will be successful," and wished success to the project participants.
Enkhzaya N., Rector of the Otgontenger University emphasized that “The main goal of the Higher Education Institution is to train educated citizens or skilled professionals in accordance with the needs of the labor market, employers and society. Therefore, the researchers determine that there is a need for cooperation at all levels in line with future social, economic, technical and technological development trends, job demand, and sectoral policies. The MONGWBL project, implemented as part of the Erasmus + Higher Education Capacity Building (CBHE) project, aims to introduce university-enterprises cooperation policies, the legal environment, and work-based learning into the higher education system in order to improve the employment of graduates through work-based learning. The focus on creating mechanisms and tools is a matter of urgency”.