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.
Budi Hartawan, Director General of Vocational Training and Productivity of the Ministry of Manpower and Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director of ILO in Indonesia
Gusrini Mustafa, OC of the Indonesian National Movement for Competency (GNIK)'s Growth Affairs
Fauziah, Director of Empowerment of Instructors and Trainers of the Ministry of Manpower
Rahmat Aji Pratomo, Recruitment & Training Assistant of PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia
Daryl Adam, radio announcer of SmartFM