ILO-TEMPO Interactive Discussion: Involvement of Industry to Answer Skills Mismatch in Labour Market

The discussion aims to raise the awareness of the policy makers, industrial associations and relevant stakeholders regarding the important involvement of industries in tackling problems related to skills mismatch in labour market.

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 of 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.


Panel discussion

Rudy Salahuddin, Deputy Minister For Creative Economy, Entrepreneurship, And Cooperative & SMEs Competitiveness, Coordinating Ministry For Economy Affairs 

Hariyadi B. Sukamdani, Chair of Indonesian Employer's Association (Apindo)

Paul Comyn, ILO's Specialist on Skills and Employability

Yunus Triyonggo, Human Resources and General Affairs Director, PT Bridgstone Tire Indonesia

Palmira Permata Bachtiar, Senior Researcher of the SMERU Research Institute

Dheayu Jihan, Producer of Tempo