"For (improving) the quality of human resources, this law simplifies the licensing of labor training (institutions)," secretary of the ministry’s Directorate General of Industrial Relations and Social Security Development Surya Lukita said here on Tuesday.
At an FMB9 Dialogue on “The Job Creation Law Pushes for Labor Work Protection,” Lukita observed that improving human resource quality can have a positive impact on the Indonesian economy.
Easing licensing for opening job training institutions, both private-owned and government-run, could help meet the demand of the industrial and business world.
"This development of job training institutions is an opportunity for workers, both unemployed and those who are already working, to improve their skills according to the needs or qualifications needed by the industrial and business world," he explained.
He added that the Job Creation Law also requires foreign workers to transfer technology to local workers. The technology transfer policy, he continued, is a part of granting of work permits in Indonesia.
He said the law guarantees skills improvement training for workers to prepare them for new job opportunities.
If a worker is laid off because their skills are considered irrelevant to the current needs, then they can attend free training and enroll for the social security scheme.
Apart from the Job Creation Law, there is another government program for improving the country’s manpower that focuses on vocational education, he informed.
The program is based on Presidential Regulation No. 68/2022 concerning the revitalization of vocational education and training and was launched in April last year to realize quality and work-ready human resources.
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