Indonesia to improve quality of workforce human resources
Such efforts are being made to take advantage of the demographic bonus in Indonesia, which currently has 70% of the population in the productive age group, with a workforce of 144 million people.
In a recent statement, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said well-equipped human resources were needed for accelerating national economic development.
“If prepared properly, Indonesia’s workforce has great potential to accelerate national economic development so that the workforce is expected to prosper before they get old,” he added.
Vocational education and training need to complement the industry, such as being connected to the labour market information system, the minister highlighted.
In addition, vocational training is related to reskilling and upskilling for the future, especially in the changing world of work, he said. So, life-long learning is necessary, he added.
To face various challenges, the Ministry of Manpower, as the coordinator of vocational training, needs to continue to work with entities from the central government, regional governments, and the business and industrial world.
Hartarto said that he expects vocational training to play an important role in developing human resources in the future. The effort is in line with the government’s policy outlined in Presidential Regulation Number 68 of 2022 concerning the revitalisation of vocational education and vocational training, reported Antara.