ILO and its labour partners jointly launch a virtual training to promote quality apprenticeship at workplaces

A multi-stakeholder partnership join forces to support the enhancement of Indonesian human capital through quality apprenticeship programme.

Press release | Jakarta, Indonesia | 05 July 2021
JAKARTA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kadin) Indonesia, the Indonesian National Movement for Competency (GNIK), the Confederation of All Indonesian Trade Unions (KSBSI) and the Confederation of All Workers Union (KSPSI-AITUC) are launching a joint virtual training manual on pedagogical skills for mentors of workplace apprenticeship programmes on 6 July 2021.



The launch of the virtual training marks the first multi-stakeholder partnership among government, employers' and workers’ organizations to develop an integrated training to improve the quality of mentorship in workplace apprenticeship through pedagogical skills. As the key components in the quality apprenticeship programme, mentors play a vital role to the success of the apprentice.

This innovative virtual pedagogical training for workplace apprenticeship will provide a free wider access for mentors to learn and improve their knowledge and capacity that will contribute to smooth transition from training to work."

Michiko Miyamoto, Director ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste
The development of the virtual training is supported by the ILO’s Japan-funded project on industry skills for inclusive growth in Indonesia. The project aims to promote market -driven approach and greater involvement of industries in skills development for inclusive growth.

The virtual training improves the capacity of mentors in providing advice and guidance as well as communication skills aspects to their mentees related to the learning and training aspects of the apprenticeship. Through good mentorship programme, apprentices could better develop their technical and non-technical skills and improve their employability and skills matched.

The virtual training is best suited for those without any mentorship experience or workers who are appointed to start mentoring their companies’ apprenticeship programme. The training also complements and strengthen mentors who already receive competency-based certificate on their pedagogical skills.

Certification is awarded after the completion of 220-minute training programme, consisting of ten modules, among others: mentoring management, communication skills including active listening, conflict resolution, problem solving as well as promoting equality and addressing diversity.

“Skills development through apprenticeship and e-learning programme is one of the ILO’s programme priorities in Indonesia. This innovative virtual pedagogical training for workplace apprenticeship will provide a free wider access for mentors to learn and improve their knowledge and capacity that will contribute to smooth transition from training to work,” said Michiko Miyamoto, Director ILO for Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

The greater involvement of the private sector and industry in delivering quality apprenticeship programme could support the achievement of government’s target of 410,000 apprentices this year. Since 2016, the government has prioritized skills development through apprenticeship programme to tackle skills mismatches, as main cause of high youth unemployment and underemployment in the country.

The virtual manual can be accessed through two platforms:

Ministry of Manpower’s platform: https://e-training.kemnaker.go.id/login
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Mobile application: http://bit.ly/pedagogik-mentoring or 34.87.121.239/register

For further information please contact:

Dede Sudono
ILO’s Project Officer on Apprenticeship Programme
Email: dede@ilo.org

Gita Lingga
ILO’s Communications Officer
Email: gita@ilo.org