Pre-Employment Card program can help achieve Vision 2045: official

Pre-Employment Card program can help achieve Vision 2045: official

Head of the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance, Febrio Kacaribu. (ANTARA/AstridFaidlatulHabibah/ak)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Pre-Employment Card program can help realize Indonesia's Vision 2045 to make Indonesia the fifth largest economy in the world, head of the Fiscal Policy Agency of the Ministry of Finance has said.

The Pre-Employment Card program encourages the strengthening of human resources (HR), which is one of the requirements for achieving Vision 2045, Febrio Kacaribu said.

"Qualified Indonesian human resources are very important for realizing optimal and sustainable economic growth," he remarked during a webinar on the Pre-Employment Card Program, originating from Jakarta on Wednesday.

There are several requirements that need to be met for achieving Vision 2045, such as proper infrastructure to support mobility and development, health and social protection programs, as well as improvement in service quality and business efficiency of the bureaucracy, he noted.

The requirements also include good spatial management, management of economic and financial resources through a healthy state budget, including strengthening of human resources through education and research, as well as enrichment of innovation and technology to answer industry challenges, Kacaribu said.

The Pre-Employment Card will be able to fulfill the requirements because it focuses on strengthening and training human resources, which can ultimately increase link-and-match with the industry, strengthen research, and encourage the adoption of information and communication technology, he elaborated.

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Moreover, the Pre-Employment Card program can help maintain people's income and support the economy in the midst of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the official added.

The Pre-Employment Card Program has been prepared to eliminate the gap between HR competencies and the needs of the world of work, considering that educational institutions have not been able to provide manpower that is in line with industry needs, Kacaribu said.

There are still job seekers who have difficulty getting a job because the competencies encouraged by the world of education are not in accordance with the needs of industry, he pointed out.

Therefore, the government is also trying to impart additional skills to the Indonesian workforce so that the existing labor market becomes healthier and more flexible, he said.

The Pre-Employment Card program applies three things that can encourage the improvement of the quality of human resources according to industry needs, namely skilling, upskilling, and reskilling, he explained.

The program also encourages improving the skills needed by the industry, especially in the face of Industry 4.0 and digital technology, he said.

This effort is in line with the government's commitment to strengthen investment in human resource development, especially in the development of education and health, he added.

In addition, strengthening human resources can help boost the quality and productivity of new job seekers, especially young people as well as those who changing their professions or losing their jobs, Kacaribu said. 

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