Gov’t to Provide Human Capital Development Training Next Year

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 12 Maret 2019
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President Jokowi on the Indonesian Construction E-Certification and Manpower Certification at Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR).

President Jokowi on the Indonesian Construction E-Certification and Manpower Certification at Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/3). (Photo by: Oji/PR).

In a bid to improve the quality of Indonesian human capital, the Government will provide large-scale training programs at ministries/institutions, state-owned enterprises, and the private sector next year.

“The training will be carried out both at home and abroad,” President Jokowi said in his remarks at the launching of the Indonesian E-Certification and Construction Manpower Certification at Senayan, Jakarta, Tuesday (12/3).

The President also welcomed the certification for Indonesian construction entities, adding that the certification is important in providing excellence on guaranteeing professionalism and accountability as well as quality assurance in every project.  The training period itself for each person varies from six months to two years.

“Through this training, we hope to shape our human capital to become technology-savvy,” President Jokowi said, adding that otherwise, Indonesia would be left behind by other countries.

“Sophisticated technology will be useless if no one is able to operate it,” he added

In the meantime, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said that the certification is carried out as a follow-up to the President’s directive at the Acceleration of Construction Manpower Certification on 31 October 2018 at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran.

As for today, as many as 16,000 construction workers consisting of 13,900 skilled workers and 2,100 experts have received certificates, Basuki said. Nevertheless, he added, until 2018, only 7.4 percent or 616,000 out of 8.3 million construction workers are certified.

The Minister has also set a target that in 2019 there will be 512,000 more construction workers to be certified. The certification, the Minister continued, will also be carried out on the inmates in the correctional facilities. As many as 3,267 inmates have met the requirements and 1,000 more are still underway.

“So there will be 4,200 people to be certified in 53 correctional facilities,” he added.

To achieve those targets, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has collaborated with Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Manpower, and Ministry of State-owned Enterprises to revitalize vocational education with link and match programs. (FID/OJI/ES)

Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhardi/Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas

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