Large-scale HR development programs should be applied next year: Jokowi

Large-scale HR development programs should be applied next year: Jokowi

President Joko Widodo led the Plenary Cabinet Session at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday (12/05/2018). (ANTARA PHOTO/Wahyu Putro A/aww.)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has called on all ministries and agencies to begin applying large-scale human resource development programs, starting next year.

While chairing the cabinet session on the 4th Year 2015-2019 Achievement of National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) and Ministries/State Institutions` Expenditures Evaluation at the Jakarta State Palace on Wednesday, President Jokowi noted that his government would immediately conduct a strategic shift to enter the massive HR development program.

"As I have said at both the limited meeting and plenary meeting that in 2019, we will make a strategic shift to enter the HR development program on a large scale," the president noted.

To this end, the president urged all ministers and staff to ensure that their work plans incorporate as many HR development programs on human resource development as possible in all ministries.

He cited as an example that in the Ministry of Manpower, the Training and Work Skills Center at Islamic Boarding Schools is expected to begin in January 2019.

"This is because we know that it will be built in approximately 1000 Islamic boarding schools, and this January, it must be able to start," he stated.

Speaking in connection with other ministries related to him, Jokowi cited as an example that certification for technical personnel on the field can also be started earlier at the Ministry of PUPERA.

Moreover, the president is expected to develop an overseas training program for PPLs at the Ministry of Agriculture.

"For instance, at the Ministry of Agriculture, I put forth a request for a few hundred of our PPLs to be trained outside, and I think the Ministry of Agriculture`s relationship with Taiwan is also good there. I think the agricultural side is also good," he revealed.

As mid-year approaches, it is expected that all these programs can be evaluated quickly and effectively in order to increase skills and productivity.

In addition, he said, a large number of human resource development programs could also be developed at the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) involving not only state-owned employees but also those within the BUMN.

"I think the models that I have often delivered for the other ministries can be adopted and worked on," he noted.

He also pointed out that for instance, at the Ministry of Tourism, vocational training, vocational schools, training, and open classes can be offered in areas having high tourism potential.

He also lauded several vital developments, such as industrial cooperation with Vocational Schools that was initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Education and Culture.

The president urged other ministries to take a cue in this regard.

"I think there are many other ministries -- the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, and Ministry of Transportation -- that are related to the development of human resources and also involve the community at the start of the year," he noted.

On the occasion, almost all ministers and leaders of the institutions attended the session.

Reporting by Hanni Sofia
Editing by Eliswan, Yoseph Hariyad