According to a ministry official on Thursday, the Industry Ministry is working with foreign partners to raise the standard of vocational training in Indonesia.
Masrokhan, the head of the ministry’s Industrial Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDMI), explained, “We are building collaboration and cooperation with various stakeholders, both with domestic and foreign partners, such as industrial partners, industrial associations, regional governments, and overseas development partners, to develop our vocational education in accordance with European standards.”
According to him, a number of vocational events were recently arranged in cooperation with the governments of Germany and Switzerland as part of this relationship.
From October to November 2023, the following events took place: a workshop on “Strengthening Institutional Management of Vocational Institutions,” a Master Trainer Training for International Workplace Trainers in 2023, a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Structured Internship Guidelines, and an International Workplace Trainer Training Batch 6.
The workshop on “Strengthening Institutional Management of Vocational Institutions” sought to improve the quality and promotion of Indonesia’s vocational education training (VET) system while offering creative polytechnic management solutions to meet current and future challenges, according to Emmy Suryandari, head of the Industrial Vocational Education Development Center (PPPVI).
36 people from the Ministry of Industry’s higher education branch, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries attended the event, she reported.
The training was organized by BPSDMI and Swisscontact as a part of the Skills for Competitiveness (S4C) Project. Internationally qualified facilitators from the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ITC-ILO) also led the session.
Furthermore, in order to foster industry-university partnerships, BPSDMI collaborated with GIZ Germany, Swisscontact-S4C, and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) to conduct the “International Workplace Trainer Training (ICT) Batch 6,” which trained workers in accordance with European best practices.