Indonesia outlines recommendations for developing tomorrow’s workforce

To produce human resources that are relevant to industrial dynamics, educational curricula that focus on practical skills are imperative.
By: | August 18, 2022

B20 Indonesia Chair Shinta Kamdani said this at a webinar titled Future of Work and Education Task Force (FOWE TF) held in Yogyakarta as a B20 side activity related to education and future employment opportunities in a hybrid format.

“Highly quality human resources (HR), especially in the field of education, can only be obtained through careful planning. Talent in this field will play an important role in the future,” she said in an official statement.

The B20 is the official dialogue forum of the global business community to provide actionable policy recommendations to the G20 from a business perspective.

She also said the FOWE TF has developed three policy recommendations for the G20 summit, which are expected to be implemented by all countries to meet current challenges. The recommendations are for the creation of sustainable jobs, education and skills that lead to productivity, and engagement and inclusion in the world of work.

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Meanwhile, Arsjad Rasjid, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), said Indonesian workers should be able to adapt to Industrial Revolution 4.0. He highlighted that only 20% of Indonesian companies have adopted digitisation, while in other countries such as Singapore, South Korea and China, the figure was as high as 40%.

“KADIN and FOWE Task Force B20 will work together to support government policies that encourage education and vocational training systems, along with industry engagement to prepare the younger generation and qualified Indonesian workers, especially for women. We are closing the gap in access to education,” he said.