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Indonesia and Germany Strengthen Vocational Cooperation

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The governments of Indonesia and Germany keep collaborating to improve the quality of vocations to produce competitive human resources in the global era. This collaboration is in the form of a training program for advanced level trainer candidates from the industrial world to train more vocational trainers. The main objective is to strengthen the vocational education system to produce young people who are competent and highly competitive according to the needs of the labor market. Industrie-und Handelskammer (IHK), Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Trier from Germany provides trainer training programs, including helping them prepare vocational education curricula that are in line with the needs and development of the industrial sector. Deputy for Coordination of Creative Economy, Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness of Cooperatives, and Small and Medium Enterprises at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Rudy Salahuddin signed a declaration of cooperation between Indonesia and Germany with IHK CEO Trier Jan Glockauer in Jakarta on last Wednesday (10/24). The event was attended by Head of Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Rafael Teck and Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) for Manpower and Industrial Relations, Anton J Supit. Rudy Salahuddin, as released by Kompas, hopes that the collaboration will improve the ability to prepare curriculum and teach vocational training. He also said that President Joko Widodo had set 2018 as a momentum to prepare competent and productive human resources. Thus, the development of the quality of human capital, especially the younger generation, has received serious attention in the allocation of 2019 State Budget -APBN. The collaboration with the Trier CPI has been carried out in two phases, namely 2012 to 2015 and 2015 to 2018. In the third stage, the collaboration lasts 2018 until  2021. Its main target is to develop a strategy to synchronize the world of education and industry so that the younger generation is more competent and productive to be easily employed in the job market when graduating from vocational school. In previous collaboration, the Trier CPI focused on training pedagogical skills of teachers in several vocational high schools to have the ability to teach students' practices and theories on an ongoing basis. As for the next three years, Trier's CPI along with the government, Kadin Indonesia, and a number of partners will train the pedagogical capabilities of company workers to be able to educate vocational training participants according to the needs of the business world. Meanwhile, Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry -Kadin for Manpower and Industrial Relations, Anton J Supit appreciated President Joko Widodo who chose vocation as a very strategic aspect to build strong human capital. He asked for the industrial world to support the large design of vocational training made by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs so that the vocational education and training will run according to the increasingly competitive job market needs.

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