Govt to Create 3,000 Job Training Centers Next Year
Date 20 Februari 2019
The Indonesian Government is set to set up 3,000 new job training centers (BLK) next year, President Joko Jokowi Widodo has said.
“Next year, we will set up 3,000 new job training centers and we will continue to create more in the future, the President said during the signing ceremony of Cooperation Agreement for Job Training Center (BLK) for Communities in Jakarta, Wednesday (20/2).
According to the President, the Government in 2017 and 2018 established 50 and 75 job training centers respectively and is set to build 1,000 more this year.
The President went on to say that in 2025-2030 Indonesia would get a demographic bonus, which may bring either advantages or disadvantages for the country.
Indonesia, according to him, must be ready with its young and productive workforce in the coming years. “Do not let these productive workforce lack high-quality skills,” President Jokowi said, adding that job training centers can only produce 1,000-2,000 graduates per year, while Indonesia has millions of workforce.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also maintained that job training centers are more effective in providing a skilled and qualified work force.
The President also called for a link between job training centers with industries in relevant fields, such as information technology, garments, creative industries, agriculture, and others. Nevertheless, he added, the Government also gives rooms for those job training center graduates to choose their desired job, such as working at banks.
Furthermore, President Jokowi said that the Government would carefully review the program whether it can provide maximum benefits to the people or not. If it is indeed beneficial, the Government will set up at least 3,000 job training centers across the country every year, the President said. (DND/JAY/ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti/Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas