Indonesia improves human resources for Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Monday, February 11, 2019 – 16:25:00 Print

Technology growth means a lot of jobs will vanish.(Photo:

Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government has paid attention to
improving the human resources’ quality to fit requirements of the Fourth
Industrial Revolution.

In its article “Education institutions told to develop human resources for
Industry 4.0”, Jakarta Post said that the government has urged education
institutions to cooperate in developing manpower for the Fourth Industrial

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati called for an upgrade in the current
educational system, and said that the government had allocated 20 percent of
its total budget this year for education, equal to 35.4 billion USD.

“Improving education is a part of President
Joko Widodo’s plan to invest in human resources”, Jakarta Post quoted Mulyani
Indrawati as saying. She suggested the country require an early start to
education to prepare its human resources sooner as part of the Fourth Industrial

Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri said that the government will focus on
improving the competence of skilled workers by offering them certification
programmes. The efforts include bettering boosting access to and further
developing the quality of vocational training and internship programmes with
the support of the state budget. The government has planned to cooperate with
the private sector to provide independent internship programmes.

At a recent seminar focused on manpower in Industry 4.0 in
Jakarta, Vice President Jusuf Kalla urged every university graduate to be aware
of the changes in the economic system and the fast development of technology.

He was quoted as saying: “An economy that grows as quickly as the
technology means a lot of jobs will vanish while new roles emerge. These new
fields are what educational institutions should focus on for their students”.

One school that has joined the trend of improving its education
system is Prasetiya Mulya University, which introduced an applied science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in 2017 to prepare
students for the challenges of Industry 4.0, the article wrote. -VNA


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