The collaboration marks the joint effort to strengthen the curriculum and increase the understanding of educators and students on international labour standards, including occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and the development of employment policies in the national government and local government.
The signing collaboration was continued with a public lecture on “Labour Issues that Should be Tackled Currently, and in the Future”. Michiko Miyamoto emphasized the major impact of COVID-19 on the workforce globally during the public lecture. She quoted relevant statistical data demonstrating the impact.
We hope that the respective efforts by the two institutions will add value to Indonesia's current recovery efforts."Michiko Miyamoto, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste
Michiko also added that since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, school graduates of 2020 and 2021 are in danger of becoming a lost generation because they fail to find job opportunities and remain isolated from the labour market for a long time. The pandemic will affect the availability of skilled labour and productivity in Indonesia in the future.
By equipping students and teachers to respond to the present and future labour market challenges and opportunities, it will certainly support the implementation of international labour standards, create decent jobs in Indonesia and prepare a competent workforce."Dr Hadi Prabowo, M.M., Rector of the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN)
Furthermore, Hadi Prabowo said that the collaboration intends as an effort to mitigate the needs of the labour market in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0. by increasing understanding of labour issues from the OSH perspective.
"By equipping students and teachers to respond to the present and future labour market challenges and opportunities, it will certainly support the implementation of international labour standards, create decent jobs in Indonesia and prepare a competent workforce," said Rector Hadi, adding that the collaboration between the ILO and IPDN also responds to the labour market situation that will occur, especially in the regions.
The 5-year collaboration includes a series of joint activities such as public lectures, training for education personnel on labour in terms of OSH and COVID-19, joint research and workshops.