ILO 100 on skills development

Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

Press release | Jakarta, Indonesia | 26 June 2019
JAKARTA (Press Release) – High and persistent levels of unemployment together with job vacancies that remain unfilled are often attributed to mismatch between jobs and skills. Skills mismatch is also one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).

Therefore, to further promote quality apprenticeship as one of the means to reduce skills mismatch, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is conducting an interactive discussion titled “Building Competent Generation of Indonesia: Strengthening the Partnership between TVET and Industry” on Wednesday, 26 June, at the National Library of Jakarta.

Engaging the industry in the design and delivery of vocational education and training is a key to enhance skills development and improve youth employment. It is hoped that Indonesia continues to strengthen its effort to improve the quality of work-based learning, particularly apprenticeships, as a viable response to skills mismatch."

Kazutoshi Chatani, the ILO’s Employment Specialist

The interactive discussion aims to promote best practices on the implementation of quality apprenticeship by the industries. It also aims to provide a venue for sharing knowledge and experiences related to the implementation of quality apprenticeship and the partnership between TVETs and industries.

In addition to the interactive discussion, the event also highlights the collaboration between the ILO and the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to conduct a joint research on good practices and the benefits of quality apprenticeships as means to prepare skilled workers for rapidly-changing world of work and has the potential to reduce mismatch.

The event is also marked the launch of two apprenticeship publications for youth and trade unions as well as the launch of three videos, featuring efforts taken by industries and TVET institutions to strengthen and deepen the partnership between them to ensure that knowledge and skills gained by youth from TVET are linked and suitable with the skill needs of the industries.

These videos highlight the collaboration between TVET and industries in terms of the development of industry-based curriculum and modules, apprenticeship programme and teaching factory, certification based on the National Competency Standards (SKKNI) and industry-based skills improvements for teachers and instructors of TVET. Three good practices are demonstrated by SMK Industri MM2100, Poliktenik APP and Toyota Learning Center.

“Engaging the industry in the design and delivery of vocational education and training is a key to enhance skills development and improve youth employment. It is hoped that Indonesia continues to strengthen its effort to improve the quality of work-based learning, particularly apprenticeships, as a viable response to skills mismatch” said Kazutoshi Chatani, the ILO’s Employment Specialist.

The event is also part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ILO this year. As part of its mandate, the ILO continue to promote decent work through skills development.

For further information please contact:

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

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