Vocational schools should be linked with industry: President

Vocational schools should be linked with industry: President

Now, it's time to focus on the development of human resources, Jokowi said on his Twitter handle on Saturday.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said vocational schools must be linked to the industry to enable graduates to meet the growing demands of the sector.

Now, it's time to focus on the development of human resources, Jokowi said on his Twitter handle on Saturday.

He said some 51 percent of the Indonesian manpower had graduated from elementary school. "We need to address this by providing training," he remarked.

The development of human resources must produce quality manpower with a good character, he noted in a statement on National Education Day on May 2, 2019.

"Education is important for a nation facing challenges to build its identity, character and dignity," Jokowi said.

Meanwhile, last April, Jokowi vowed to concentrate on infrastructure development and the quality of human resources.

"There is no developed country that does not have infrastructure and quality human resources," Jokowi said during a political speech at the United White Concert at GBK stadium in Senayan, Jakarta, on April 13, 2019.

Stating that the government had concentrated on infrastructure development during his 4.5-year tenure, the incumbent presidential candidate said, "And in the next five years, we will concentrate on developing quality human resources."

Urging people to remain united, he said, "The people of a developed country must unite to develop their country."

He said his government would continue to safeguard and care for the noble values of the Pancasila state ideology.

"Whatever program the government introduces, it will be for people from across regions, without exception. Everything we do is for the people of Indonesia," he said.  

   

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