New vocational schools to enhance key skills

Indonesia is preparing to set up 10 vocational schools to provide quality training for employees for several strategic sectors in the country, writes Ayomi Amindoni for The Jakarta Post.

"This year, we will build 10 vocational education institutions to pilot our projects to create ready-to-use human resources in the maritime, electronics, shipping, agriculture and manufacturing sectors," Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Muhammad Nasir said at the State Palace in Jakarta last week. He said graduates of the vocational schools would be certified by an international certification agency so they could be employed abroad.

Indonesian president Joko Widodo said during his visit to Germany in April that he aimed to improve vocational education in Indonesia. During the visit, the president investigated the German vocational training system and signed a commitment to training and vocational education to enhance the quality of Indonesia’s human resources.
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