The Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education in collaboration with the newly established Mongolian Authority for Vocational Education, is conducting an In-Country Program (ICP) on Accreditation and Certification of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions from March 14 – 18, 2011 at the Construction College, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Thirty participants are participating in the program to gain competencies on accreditation and spearhead accreditation activities of TVET institutions in Mongolia.
The five-day ICP commenced with an inauguration program hosted at the College Social Hall attended by senior faculty and educators of TVET Institutions in Mongolia. Mr. N. Byambasuren, Head of the Mongolian Authority for Vocational Education and Training, led in the inauguration of the program. He emphasized the significant role of quality assurance in the mobility of graduates of TVET institutions. He also stressed the importance of accreditation in line with the on-going thrust of TVET in Mongolia particularly in the implementation of the competency – based curriculum.
Dr. V. Alzakhgui, Chief Executive Director of the Mongolian National Council of Educational Accreditation, also shared his inspirational insights and informed that at the time Mongolia was inducted as a Member of CPSC, a Memorandum of Agreement was also signed between CPSC and the Government of Mongolia with the aim to pursue accreditation of TVET institutions in Mongolia and improve the quality of education and training.
On behalf of CPSC, Dr. Renato M. Sorolla, Course Coordinator, emphasized the need of quality TVET institutions to serve as catalyst in the process of producing competent workforce in the knowledge era. He stressed that quality graduates are produced by quality TVET providers, thus, TVET institutions must target quality assurance in their program offerings. The Director of the Construction College, Mr. Ts. Batmyagmar warmly welcomed the participants and guests and assured that as host of this year’s ICP, the College would provide full support and assistance in the successful implementation of the program.
Other guests in the opening program were Dir. B. Galbadrakh, Director of the Methodology and Curriculum Development Department of the Authority; Dir. E. Namsrai, Director of Technical and Technological College, and Dir. J. Yura, Head of Mongolian Association of Technical and Vocational Schools.
Ms. A. Khaliunaa of Agency of TVET serves as the Local Coordinator.