A young Mongolian who has graduated from a Japanese-style technical college has made a fresh start as an engineer at an electronic company in Tokyo.
Nineteen-year-old Uranzev Tsogbadrakh learned electrical circuit design at a college in Mongolia and then completed the course in June. The college was set up five years ago, modeled after the Japanese educational system.
Japanese-style technical colleges aim to produce engineers by providing practical training. They are garnering attention from other Asian countries.
U.Tsogbadrakh, the Mongolian college’s first graduate, joined an electronic machinery maker in Shinagawa Ward on Tuesday. He will develop software to promote factory automation.
U.Tsogbadrakh said he is excited to learn more about Japanese technology and ready to take on some future challenges.
Shinagawa Ward is gearing up an effort to recruit more young Mongolian tech graduates to work for local companies struggling with a shortage of engineers. U.Tsogbadrakh is the first to start a career under the ward’s initiative.
Ward’s official Shuji Yamazaki says they will keep encouraging employment of young overseas engineers to revitalize local companies. (NHK)