Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | 10:50 WIB

President Jokowi Mentions Two Main Keys to Consider for Human Resources Development

President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla

BOGOR, NNC - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf "JK" Kalla along with the relevant ranks on Wednesday morning (11/21/2018) held a limited meeting on the development of human resources for economic acceleration. After infrastructure development, the government will enter the next stage, namely investment in the field of human resources.

"We must be able to make 260 million Indonesians a great power of our country, not only to support economic growth, but also to pursue prosperity, to pursue mutual progress," said the President.

According to him, there are two main keys that must be considered in the development of human resources, namely the improvement of the education system, with the main agenda of revitalizing the vocational education system tailored to the needs of the industry and technological developments.

"The reshuffle that we did at Vocational Schools in both the curriculum and competency structuring, especially for teachers, I saw it had also begun. But once again this requires a major overhaul and we ask that starting next year it is really done on a large scale," he said.

Meanwhile, the second main key is to improve the skills of workers and job seekers. Related to this, a number of programs such as improving skills through training and certification programs have been going well.

The program called the President needs to be expanded. For example, in the Ministry of Public Works there is a certification program for workers.

"I also saw something very good but the number was still small," said the President, in a statement cited by the Deputy of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, in Jakarta.

In addition, President Joko Widodo warned that human resource development programs run by the government should involve all parties including the world of education.

With that, Indonesian workers are expected to have more skills and be ready to enter global competition.

"This program involves the government, the business world, and the world of education, including involving Islamic boarding schools. So we hope that the students will not only get education related to religion but also provision of skills," concluded he.