PM L.Oyun-Erdene: Attention will be paid on providing job opportunities for youthPolitics
/MONTSAME/. On September 14, Prime Minister of Mongolia L.Oyun-Erdene held a
meeting with youth representatives involved in the ‘Participation’ project being
implemented for the young generation at the State House.
Unemployed young people aged 18-34 are being involved in the project, which is a “vacuum” training program with scholarship that started from September 2.
The project aims to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and patriotism in the younger generation by providing advice in choosing their future careers, inspiring them to work, and helping them to get a job and earn income. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection plans to have 5,000 young people be enrolled in the program this year.
The ‘Youth Employment Project’ is being implemented within the framework of ‘MNT 10 trillion Comprehensive Plan for Health Protection and Economic Recovery’ approved by the government.
“Creating employment opportunities is the best form of welfare. The government has been pursuing a policy for transitioning from welfare to labour. The Minister of Labour and Social Protection has been charged to gather data on the professions, education and job interests of the young people involved in the ‘Participation’ project, and pay attention to providing them with job opportunities. Furthermore, young people will be involved in major projects and programs to be implemented in the mining industry and other sectors in order to help them earn income,” said Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene.
The number of unemployed youths aged 15-24, who have not acquired appropriate level of education or vocational training, stands at 68.3 thousand nationwide.