MONGWBL- Fact-Finding Analysis Discussion
Otgontenger University hosted an online meeting to discuss the Fact Finding Analysis of the EU funded Erasmus+ Work Based Learning Project. At the meeting, the national project participants, Ministry of Education and Science, University of Life Sciences, Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture, Dornod University, Golomt Bank, State Bank, and members of the Mongolian Tourism Association project team presented their Fact Finding study reports. The project Fact Finding Analysis report covers the challenges facing the labor market for young professionals, the employment situation of bank insurance and tourism program graduates, the legal framework for on-the work based learning in Mongolia, its implementation, and university-enterprises partnerships were analyzed and discussed.
The most important criterion for measuring the quality of higher education is the employment status of graduates or their ability to live in society. Although the demand for higher education has increased, in recent years, poor quality education has not met the demand for skills in the labor market, according to graduate employment surveys and employer survey reports. Therefore, it is necessary to train highly qualified specialists with theoretical and professional skills to meet the requirements of the labor market, and to cooperate with enterprises at all levels in line with future social, economic, technical, and technological development trends, job demand and industry policies.
At present, the process of internships, which is common in the Mongolian higher education system, is shaped differently depending on the culture, operational structure, and institutionalization of the higher education institution.
In addition, employers are focusing on personal communication skills, which are generally considered to be insufficient for today's graduates. In order to meet the needs of graduates in the future, it is necessary to ensure coordination between the Higher Education Institution and employers, create opportunities for graduates to gain work experience on a scientific basis, and organize work-based learning.