Indonesia to continue developing digital talent in 2022

To quicken the pace of digital transformation in the country, a digital talent development programme will be continued in the new year.
By: | December 31, 2021

This was revealed by Communication and Informatics Ministry Kominfo minister Johnny G Plate, who said the programme will start by developing basic skills.

“The primary attempt is introducing digitisation to the community. There are 270 million Indonesians; however, only a very few of them understand digitisation,” he said at an online event on ‘Digitising Indonesia: Kominfo’s 2021 Retrospection and 2022 Outlook’ recently.

In 2021, Kominfo implemented the programme for around 12.5 million people covering the four basic topics of digital skills, digital ethics, digital safety, and digital culture, Plate said.

“We will continue it (the programme) in 2022 with the same number of participants,” the minister said.

By the end of 2024, 50 million Indonesians are expected to have received basic digital training. “Our micro, small, and medium enterprises cannot survive in the future if we do not prepare them to have basic digital skills,” he added.

Besides basic digital training, the government will continue to develop intermediate digital skills by implementing the Digital Talent Scholarship programme in collaboration with 197 partners, including global technology companies, local governments, state-owned enterprises, polytechnics, and universities, he said.

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In 2021, the programme had 131,204 participants learning about the development of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT), virtual reality, augmented reality and coding, he said, according to Antara News.