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Indonesia Gov't Emphasises the Importance of Vocational Education to Develop Human Resources

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VOInews, Jakarta: Excellent human resources are key to achieving the vision of Golden Indonesia 2045. Especially with the momentum of the demographic bonus which is expected to peak in 2030, Indonesia has the potential to take advantage of these opportunities if it can prepare its human resources properly. The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs emphasises the importance of vocational education and collaboration to create qualified human resources in fields needed by the industry. "It is hoped that with the collaboration of various parties, we can prepare human resources that can answer the needs of the industry (demand side), and obtain appropriate inputs to prepare workforce education and training (supply side)," said Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs Deputy for Coordination of Digital Economy, Employment, and MSMEs Moh. Rudy Salahuddin, during the TVET System Reform 2.0 Project Closing Ceremony, in Jakarta, Wednesday (12/06).


As quoted from a written statement from the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Indonesian government gives high priority to efforts to revitalise Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), one of which is through the issuance of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 68 of 2022. "One of the important points in Revitalising Vocational Education and Training is to increase the involvement of the Industrial Business World (DUDI) in vocational activities, such as the preparation of competency standards, curriculum, provision of apprenticeship places, and provision of training," the statement read.


The paradigm of vocational education and training, which was previously supply-driven, is now also directed to be demand-driven, oriented towards the needs of the labour market. "Presidential Regulation No. 68 Year 2022 also emphasises the importance of collaboration involving ministries/institutions, regional governments, business entities, and vocational education and training institutions. Efforts to strengthen this collaboration are carried out through the National Coordination Team for Revitalising Vocational Education and Vocational Training (TKNV) at the national level, as well as TKDV at the regional level," he continued.


The TVET System Reform 2.0 (TSR 2.0) project is a collaborative effort between the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the German Development Cooperation Agency, implemented by The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of the Federal Republic of Germany. The project aims to support the implementation of key elements of the Government of Indonesia's reform agenda in TVET, including the Vocational National Strategy.


As a closing event for the TRS 2.0 Project, which ends in June 2024, the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs supported by GIZ held a conference entitled TVET Partnership: Shaping the Future of Indonesia's Vocational System. The conference aimed to reaffirm the importance of TVET in the national agenda to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the Indonesian workforce in addressing HR development challenges. In the series of events, a talk show was also held which was divided into two sessions. The first session was themed "Revitalising Vocational Education and Vocational Training", and the second session was themed "Navigating TVET through Dynamic Environment".


There have been many achievements during the three years of TSR 2.0 implementation, including supporting the process of drafting the Vocational Strategy and TVET coordination mechanism through the support of the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BiBB) or the German TVET coordinating institution, as well as supporting KADIN through KADIN Capacity Development (KCD) activities, which are systematically and practically designed to help companies carry out vocational activities.


The project also initiated in-company master trainer trainings to further train workplace trainers who are deployed throughout the industry. The TSR 2.0 collaboration also initiated the use of virtual reality (VR) tools, a digital instrument that is very effective in assisting vocational learning, from overcoming teacher shortages to saving the cost of work practices.


"I am confident that the results and legacy left from this joint agenda will be impactful and sustainable. We hope that the cooperation between the Government of Indonesia and Germany can continue in the future in order to advance the TVET System in Indonesia, to produce human resources that are skilled, competitive and in accordance with the needs of the future labour market," said Deputy Rudy.



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