Qualified human resources (HR), especially in the field of education, can only be obtained through careful planning. HR in this sector will play an important role in the future
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The education format that produced practical skills for the community was needed to empower the people in the midst of the industrial dynamics, Chair of B20 Indonesia Shinta Kamdani stated.

Kamdani made the statement during a webinar titled "The Future of Work and Education Task Force (FOWE TF)," as a B20 side activity related to education and future job opportunities that was held in a hybrid format in Yogyakarta, Monday.

"Qualified human resources (HR), especially in the field of education, can only be obtained through careful planning. HR in this sector will play an important role in the future," Kamdani noted in an official statement here, Monday.

B20 is the official dialogue forum for the global business community for providing practical policy recommendations from a business viewpoint to the G20.

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She later noted that FOWE TF had formulated three policy recommendations for the G20 Summit and is expected to be implemented by all countries in responding to the current challenges.

The recommendations are the creation of sustainable jobs, education, and skills in accordance with the productivity of the world of work and involvement and inclusion.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Arsjad Rasjid emphasized the need for national entrepreneurs to play an active role in providing educators and infrastructure that met the work competency standards. He expressed optimism that the education sector would be able to produce a workforce that was best aligned to the requirements of the business world.

Moreover, the government, through Presidential Regulation Number 68 of 2022 concerning the Revitalization of Vocational Education and Vocational Training, encourages the involvement of the business world, including KADIN, along with related ministries and institutions to harmonize vocational education and training.

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"As an organization, KADIN is involved in making improvements in vocational education, including aligning vocational education and training to fulfill the needs of qualified workforce with the competencies needed by the business world in an effort to reduce unemployment," Rasjid remarked.

He said that Indonesian workers should be able to adapt to the industrial revolution 4.0. Moreover, only 20 percent of the Indonesian companies had embraced digitalization, while in other countries, such as Singapore, Korea, and China, the figure had reached 40 percent.

Hence, Indonesian human resources must increase their capabilities by reskilling or upskilling to compete in the digital era.

"KADIN and FOWE Task Force B20 are willing to close the gap in access to education, especially for women, by supporting government policies that encourage the education and vocational training system along with the industry's involvement to prepare the young generation and excellent Indonesian workers," he concluded.

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