Online Apprenticeship, is it Effective?

Third session of the Series of Webinars on Quality Apprenticeship for Industries

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.


Opening remarks
Budi Hartawan, Director General of Vocational Training and Productivity of the Ministry of Manpower and Kazutoshi Chatani, ILO's Employment Specialist 

Panel discussion

Richard Mash, Director of Apprenticeships at Kaplan Financial & Member of InAp Group of Apprentice Academics, United Kingdom

Bagus Semara Wima, Manpower Committee, Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo)

Dimas Wijanarko, Manager of Strategic Sourcing, PT Werkudara Nirwana Sakti

Hirania Wiryasti, Project Officer of the ILO's InSIght-2 Project