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Indonesian Needs to Upgrade Millions of Workers

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President Joko Widodo gave his remarks on the Forum of National Planning President Joko Widodo gave his remarks on the Forum of National Planning kemensetkab

Regarding the issue of human resource development, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that this was a problem that had to be resolved. The latest data, according to the President, is that 51 percent of Indonesian workers are elementary school graduates.

"This is a problem that we have to solve, how they have to do upscaling or rescaling must be done massively. We can't do it for only ten thousand, one hundred thousand, we need millions that we upgrade, not hundreds of thousands, not tens of thousands, millions, "said President Jokowi while giving a speech at the Opening of the 2019 National Development Planning Conference (Musrenbangnas), in Jakarta, Thursday (9/5) morning.

Therefore, according to the President, the central government, the provincial government, the regency / city government, all must be in droves together to resolve this. He gave examples such as trainings, so that the skills / skills of children, so that the workforce would be better.

"We continue to get this so that we can really give scholarships not only tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, to students, our children to be able to go to school, both domestically and abroad as much as possible. So in the field of science, in the fields of technology, mathematics, we can all pursue other countries, "said President Jokowi.

The region, the President continued, could also do the same. He added that there was a budget, giving scholarships, for example from Papua Province, giving as many scholarships as possible to the children of eastern Indonesia, both domestically and abroad.

Other provinces can also do the same thing, districts and cities can do the same. " Don't get caught up in routine budgets, "said the President.

In the health sector, President Jokowi stressed that we should not hear the next five years, stunting, malnutrition, still high maternal and child mortality. "This is also a big problem that we have to solve together," he said.

 

Back in education, President Jokowi hoped that the Vocational High School (SMK) would be linked and matched with existing industries. He asserted that not to allow Vocational Schools to move on their own, link with the industry so that it fits the needs in the field.

" Now is digital economics era, vocational schools are still majoring in building. It's been building for 50 years, "said the President.

On that occasion, the President also reminded the need to prepare HR for new things. He gave the example of the Philippines which developed Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), so that services, both related to finance and others could be done in the Philippines, but the owners were in many countries.

"It is now the biggest income in the Philippines. Our children are also smart like that, smart. Business Process Outsourcing. Don't be the same for 50 years is still majoring in building, majoring in machinery. Which machine, "said the President. '

Even though some Vocational Schools have started to change, President Jokowi stressed, he wants everything to change. He reminded, the world of change has been so fast like this, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing. While we are still majoring in building, majoring in machinery.

Attending the occasion included Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Minister of PPN / Head of Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and governors, regents and mayors from all over the country. (setkab)

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