Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is targeting 45 thousand tourism workers to be certified with national- and ASEAN-level tourism competency certifications in 2023.
"The target in 2022 was 18 thousand tourism workers to be certified, and in 2023, the target rose to 45 thousand participants," Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno noted in a written statement received on Tuesday.
The ministry is cooperating with Surya Abadi Konsultan Professional Certification Institute (LSP), industries, associations, and the government for the certification so as to support the acceleration of recovery and improvement in the productivity of the tourism and creative economy sectors.
Under the cooperation, there are several programs that include competency improvement, competency strengthening, as well as facilitating tourism and creative economy human resources to acquire new competencies.
"This is expected to be able to create work opportunities and business opportunities for tourism and creative economy human resources," Uno stated.
Competency certification for tourism human resources is carried out at six priority tourist destinations.
The six are Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Wakatobi in Southeast Sulawesi, Labuan Bajo in East Nusa Tenggara, Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Borobudur-Yogyakarta-Prambanan in Yogyakarta and Central Java, and Bromo Tengger Semeru in East Java.
He expressed hope that the certification would continue to be conducted so as to increase the number of tourism competency certification participants in 2023.
A certification consultant from Surya Abadi Konsultan Agus Sutarna stated that with the competency certification, tourism and creative economy human resources would have better service standards.
Meanwhile, the Director of Competency Standardization at the ministry, Titik Lestari, stated that the cooperation is part of the Certification of Tourism Human Resources Program in developing competent tourism human resources and supporting them to get recognition.
Moreover, it is aimed at ensuring the availability of skilled human resources in the tourism sector with competency certificates from the National Professional Certification Agency (BNSP).
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Ministry targets 45 thousand tourism workers certified in 2023
22nd March 2023