Industry-university partnership boosts vocational education

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) is cooperating with more than a dozen local universities to help close the gap between employers’ demands and graduates’ skills by expanding vocational education, writes Aditya Hadi for The Jakarta Post.

The universities participating in the programme include Prasetiya Mulya University, Pelita Harapan University and Trisakti University. KADIN deputy chair for manpower Adi Mahfudz Wuhadji said the agreement allowed universities to request that the chamber's members become temporary instructors so that college students could learn some of the practical skills required by industries.

“On top of that, KADIN and those universities will also set up an internship programme for the university students, both online and offline,” Adi said on Tuesday. The agreement seeks to fulfil Presidential Regulation No.68/2022 on the revitalisation of vocational education and training, which was signed in February of last year and requires KADIN to “support the availability of instructors that meet work competency standards”.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site