Tuesday, 18 February 2020 | 19:07 WIB

Rudiantara: Indonesia Has Shortage of Digital Talents

Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara (idntimes)

PADANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara says the country still lacks digital talent capable of mastering industrial technology 4.0.

"Every year we have to bring in 60,000 additional digital talents to Indonesia. In Indonesia, there are no institutions that have structurally developed digital human resources," Rudiantara said while attending a public lecture at Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), Padang, Thursday (11 / 4/2019).

To fill the shortcomings, the Ministry of Communication and Information prepares Digital Talent 2019 scholarships for 20,000 graduates from vocational schools, colleges, and universities. The scholarship receivers have the opportunity to improve their skills through debriefing for two months in college.

"The target is this year we will produce 20,000 certified digital talents (can be used as a basis for job search)," he said.

Rudiantara said that as many as 40 universities had joined the Communication and Information program. Scholarship recipients can choose eight training fields, namely Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analysis, Cyber ​​Security, Machine Learning, Digital Policy & Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Programming & Coding, and Graphic Design & Animation.

The Digital Talent Scholarship started in 2018. The Ministry of Communication and Information has recruited 1,000 trainees in 2018.