Gov’t to Continue Pre-Employment Card in 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 6 Januari 2023
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Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto accompanied by Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita and Deputy Chief of Indonesian National Police Gatot Eddy Pramono delivers press statement in Jakarta, Thursday (1/5). (Photo: PR of Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs)

The Government will continue the Pre-Employment Card Program in 2023 with normal scheme targeting one million recipients.

“The Pre-Employment Card program will continue in 2023 with the normal scheme. The scheme is no longer semi-social assistance but a normal scheme, which is stipulated in Presidential Regulation Number 113 of 2022 and its implementation by Regulation of Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Number 17/2022,” said Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, in Jakarta, Thursday (1/5).

Airlangga said that in the early stages, a budget of Rp2.67 trillion was allocated to reach the target of 595,000 people. Meanwhile, for the remaining target of 405,000 people, the Government will top up an additional budget requirement of Rp1.7 trillion.

A number of adjustments were also made in line with the implementation of the Pre-Employment Card Program under this normal scheme. One of them is the implementation of training that is carried out offline, online, and hybrid. Offline training will begin in ten provinces, namely Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, West Kalimantan, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua.

“This offline training will gradually begin in ten provinces and this will open the first batch in the first quarter of 2023. For this first stage, those provinces are Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, East Java, West Kalimantan, North Sumatra, South Sulawesi, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua,” he said.

The amount of assistance that participants will receive has also been adjusted, namely Rp 4.2 million per individual, with details of training costs of Rp3.5 million, post-training incentives of Rp600,000 which are given once, and survey incentives of Rp100,000 for two surveys. In addition, the Government has also increased the minimum training duration to fiften hours.

Airlangga emphasized that recipients of social assistance from other ministries/agencies, such as Wage Subsidy Assistance (BSU), Assistance for Micro Business Actors (BPUM), and the Family Hope Program (PKH) are allowed to become participants in the Pre-Employment Card which focuses on increasing work competence.

“Because it is no longer semi-social assistance, recipients of assistance such as the BSU, the BPUM, and the PKH may become Pre-Employment Card participants for retraining and reskilling their competence, not social assistance anymore,” he said, adding that the implementation of this normal scheme will target a number of specific skill training areas that are most needed now and in the future.

This training refers to various studies on the future job market in Indonesia’s Critical Occupation List, Indonesia’s Occupational Tasks and Skills, the World Economic Forum Study “Future Job Report”, and the Indonesia Online Vacancy Outlook Research.

The Government hopes that various training institutions can participate and become part of the pre-employment ecosystem by participating in a number of predetermined assessments and selections.

“The Government also invites public participation in a partnership scheme as form of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the field of human resource development in Indonesia,” he said. (UN) (EST/LW)

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