The Communication and Informatics Ministry is refocusing its efforts toward creating human resources with digital competence
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) is working with the Industry Ministry to produce digital talent whose competence aligns with the industries' requirement as they work to realize the goal of Making Indonesia 4.0.

“The Communication and Informatics Ministry is refocusing its efforts toward creating human resources with digital competence, in line with the industrial requirements. This cooperation is expected to boost the accelerated improvement of human resource competitiveness in the industry as well as communication and informatics sectors,” the ministry’s research and human resource development head Hary Budiarto said in a press release issued here on Saturday.

The Communication and Informatics Ministry and the Industry Ministry’s Human Resource Development Agency (BPSDMI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on industrial human resource development on Friday (Aug 27).

Through the cooperation, both ministries will work in synergy in running their top-notch programs, comprising the digital talent scholarship, 3-in-1 training program, educational program equivalent to Diploma 1, and digital capacity center.

Graduates of the 2021 Digital Talent Scholarship will be offered the opportunity to participate in BPSDMI’s industrial training.

Meanwhile, BPSDMI head Arus Gunawan said that such synergy is aimed at improving technology mastery in order that human resources in the industry sector can be made competitive.

“By building the synergy, we expect that it can support to meet the government’s target through Making Indonesia 4.0 in creating 7-19 million jobs either in manufacturing or non-manufacturing sectors by 2030,” Gunawan added.

The Digital Talent Scholarship is among Kominfo’s programs for nurturing digital talent, boosting digital competitiveness, and meeting the requirement of workers in the information technology and communication sectors.

The ministry has also prepared a job market — Kominfo’s Certification Alumni Monitoring System (SIMONAS) — in a bid to connect Digital Talent Scholarship graduates with the industrial world.

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