Employment project targets the elderly


Published Friday April 26, 2013

The Minister of Labor of Mongolia, Ya.Sanjmyatav, recently initiated a “Program to Operate Professional Advisory Team” to support employment of the elderly as part of a government labor program.

Tanii Zutgeliin Tuluu (For Your Effort) non-governmental organization (NGO) is holding the first “Golden Teachings of Elders” meeting today at the Cultural Palace of the Mongolian Railway to show its support for the increased employment of elders. Representatives of the elderly from every khoroo and district of Ulaanbaatar will take part in the meeting, along with 220 elderly persons from the Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection, Mongolian Free Elder’s Association, and the Elderly Experts Association of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The program aims to efficiently use the skills, methods and intellect of elderly personss who are highly educated; specialized in in-demand professions; and possess great leadership, advisory, supervision and training skills and experience, to train future generations and improve sectors of Mongolia, as well as improve the lifestyles of retired elders. Eight advisory teams, comprised of senior teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, economists, media officials, agriculture sector officials and senior scientists will be formed.

Each team will operate under complex management, depending on the features of its specialized field. For instance, the team of senior doctors will be subdivided into teams of pediatric specialists, hygiene specialist, and pharmacists, while the team of senior teachers will be divided into higher education, general education and kindergarten education teams.

The elders joining the specialized advisory teams will have to meet several criteria. They must have worked in their specialized field for no less than 30 years, and are expected to be recipients of academic titles, state prizes, state honors or a Mongolian people’s prize. They must have rich experience in serving in administrative positions, and must be acknowledged in their field by fellow officials.

The advisory teams are also expected to be highly qualified, as they are likely to advise not only domestic organizations and companies but also foreign companies. According to preliminary estimations, some 6,000 elders are eligible to join the teams. Nationwide, teams specialized in 7 to 8 professions, with ten members each, can enroll 70 to 80 seniors. The number could reach 1,500 nationwide if the teams operate in 21 provinces.


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