2,000 LPKs to Provide Vocational Education for Pre-Employment Card Holders: Manpower Minister
Date 11 Desember 2019
In order to support vocational training program for Pre-Employment Card holders, the Government is considering Private Training Institutions (LPK) and Vocational Training Centers (BLK) that will serve as workforce trainers.
“It includes BLK owned by Ministries and Institutions, considering that they have training centers and also training centers in several companies,” Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziah said after attending the Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/12).
According to the Minister, the consideration of workforce trainers is in accordance with the President’s direction so that the skill profiles of jobseekers will match the demands of the labor market.
Ida went on to say that there are 2,000 existing LPKs across the country. “The President called on Manpower Ministry to choose LPKs and BLKs which have the competence to organize vocational training. That should be well-prepared,” she said.
Registered LPKs, she continued, are already in a digital platform called Sisnaker. Manpower Ministry will identify their competencies and they must be accredited as well.
Previously, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said in a press statement that Pre-Employment Cards are provided for job seekers, workers who are laid off, as well as workers who are in search of a new job.
The cards will be provided for Indonesian citizens aged 18 years and above, those who do not attend formal education, as well as migrant workers.
“The Government will focus on preparing funds for skills training,” Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said in a press statement after attending a Limited Cabinet Meeting at Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (10/12).
The Government, Airlangga continued, has also prepared a host of skill trainings including industrial engineering, digital industries, lifestyle-related trainings such as photography and care, as well as skills training in terms of property, sales, banking, creative industry, and agricultural industry.
According to Airlangga, relevant institutions have in principle become official partners of Pre-Employment Cards program, which will provide digital platforms, various training options, online or offline training classes, and also incentives. (FID/ES)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Reviewed by: Muhardi
Proofread by: Lulu Wuliarti