Indonesia launches apprenticeship programme in tourism destinations

27-Sep-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Indonesian Manpower Ministry has said it will massively develop skilled human resources in five super-priority tourism destinationsLake Toba (North Sumatra), Borobudur Temple (Central Java), Mandalika (NTB), Labuan Bajo (NTT), and Likupang (North Sulawesi).

“The apprenticeship programme implemented in the five super-priority tourism destinations marks the start of the massive development of skilled human resources in the tourism sector,” Manpower minister Ida Fauziyah said in Likupang, North Minahasa District, North Sulawesi, on Friday.

The programme is part of the government’s efforts to optimise as well as solve various challenges regarding Indonesia’s demographic bonus, which it is predicted to experience in 2030-2040, she added.

The challenges comprise the digitalisation era, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment sector, and the low quality of Indonesian human resources’ skills, she said.

Thus, in order to take advantage of the potential and employment opportunities as well as respond to the challenges, the ministry is improving the quality of Indonesian workers through a triple skilling policyskilling, upskilling, and reskilling, Fauziyah informed.

Furthermore, graduates of vocational schools, diplomas, and universities who still need to develop their competencies and work experience can participate in the apprenticeship programme in collaboration with various industrial stakeholders, she said.

“The programme is one of the right solutions to overcome employment problems, especially in preparing skilled workers with the right competencies in accordance with the labour market,” she added.

During the programme, participants will be able to gain real work experience, which will build their attitudes, working behavior, and competencies, in accordance with the demand of the labour market, the minister said.

The ministry, through the director general of vocational and productivity training, has allocated the domestic apprenticeship programme budget through the deconcentration funds every year, she added.

In 2021, it is targeted that 7,800 apprentices will be disbursed to 34 provinces across Indonesia, she said.

In particular, for supporting the five super-priority tourism destinations, there will be an additional 470 apprentices110 of whom will be from North Sulawesi, she added.


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