A Series of Webinars on Quality Apprenticeship for Industries

ILO and the Ministry of Manpower with other stakeholders will organize a series of webinars and virtual workshops for industries to improve their capacities in implementing quality apprenticeship programme.


The ASEAN region, including Indonesia has experienced in economic growth and contributed to the world’s economic growth in the past decade. Despite its economic growth potential, however the country is facing critical challenges with inequality and skills gaps and mismatches to address poverty and unemployment, particularly among young people.

To address the issues and in line with the Indonesian priorities for human capital development, ILO through various donor funded projects and with its own resources, support the ILO’s constituents of government and social partners on skills development. This includes providing technical assistance in the area of skills development coordination at the sectoral level, promoting quality apprenticeship, digital skills and distance learning. In addition, providing support to job seekers and women’s access to vocational training.

In regard the apprenticeship, Government of Indonesia enacted Presidential Instruction on revitalization of Vocational Education and Training to improve the competitiveness and quality of workforce in 2016. Further to the instruction, five ministers of Industry, Education and Culture, Research, Technology and Higher Education, Manpower, and State-owned Enterprises signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 29 November 2016. The MoU outlined a commitment for better aligning between competency-based vocational education and training and industrial skills demand.

Following up the MOU, the Ministry of Manpower issued a regulation on Apprenticeship (Ministry of Manpower Regulation No. 36/ 2016 and revised to no. 6/20202). Under this regulation, the ministry provided grant for 199,024 apprentices who participated in the National Apprenticeship programmes in 2019.

In 2021, the Ministry of Manpower set a target of covering 55,000 persons in total for the apprenticeship programme. To promote the programme and engage more private sector to participate in the programme, the Indonesian Government had continued to issue the regulations number 45 in 2019 pertaining the tax deduction for companies who established training and research related to the apprenticeship programme. Thus, more companies had been involved in the apprenticeship programme.

Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) and Ministry of Manpower (KEMNAKER) had done monitoring and evaluation survey in December 2020 and 77 companies involved on the evaluation to seek the implementation of quality apprenticeship in the companies. Based on the report, the main issue of the implementation was on the competency assessment both internal (64% companies did not have internal assessment) and external assessment (74% companies did not have external assessment). The report also noted that 57% of the companies had no any permission for the implementation from the local Manpower Office.

Against the backdrop, ILO and the KEMNAKER with other stakeholders plan to organize a series of webinars and virtual workshops for industries to improve their capacities for implementing quality apprenticeship programme. This Term of Reference is developed to provide detailed webinars including the specific target audiences, resource persons and tentative schedule.


The overall objective of a series of webinars and online workshops are to improve capacity of the industries in implementing quality apprenticeship programme.

Methodology and Tentative Schedules

Methodology for implementing the event is combining series of webinars and online workshops that consist of panel discussion, Q&A and working session. The ILO and Directorate of Apprenticeship of Ministry of Manpower will jointly organize the events targeting industries. Selected industries mainly from ICT and Tourism sectors who are prioritized by the ILO’s InSIGHT-2 Project to be invited to participate in the activities. Following are the detailed methodology and work plan for the events:
  1. Webinar:
The series of webinars will consist of three events.
  • 22 June 2021 The Benefit of Apprenticeship Program for Industries
  • 6 July 2021 Why mentorship is important for apprenticeship programme?
  • 15 July 2021 Is Digital Apprenticeship possible?
To target wider audience, the webinar will held through zoom and YouTube. Moderators and resource persons will be selected based on selected topics. The speakers will be requested to present a presentation according to the topics in which should be submitted to the organizer three days prior to the event.

Question and Answer session will be allocated at the end of each panel discussion to allow participants to raise question for clarification and ask for more information. The webinar will be held no more than two-and-half hours.
  1. Virtual Workshops:
Virtual workshops are going to be organized as follow up activities from series to the webinars. The event will target specific and limited audience maximum of 50 participants, subject to the selected webinar topic. The workshops will be tentatively scheduled from 20 July until end of August 2021.

Further information about the workshops will be shared later after completing the webinars.