Jakarta: Head of Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDMI) of Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) Arus Gunawan said the quality of human resources (HR) is the most important element in a country’s development. Competent human resources are the main pillar for sustaining industrial growth, which is the engine of national economic growth.

In order to support the availability of competent industrial human resources in the manufacturing industry, BPSDMI encourages the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) to become an important part of VET development. Manufacturing is known to be the largest contributor to GDP compared to other sectors, at 17.88 percent in the third quarter of 2022.

The processing industry can also make a significant contribution with the largest tax payments compared to other sectors, namely 29.8 percent. As well as opening up opportunities and jobs for up to 19.17 million people.

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“This means that the industrial sector has an important role to play in improving people’s well-being,” he said in a discussion “The Role of Kadin Indonesia-Kadinda in Vocational Education and Training” as part of Industrial Vocation Week 2022, which in Jakarta quoted from a written statement, Thursday, November 24, 2022.

According to Arus, the key to successfully implementing VET is working with industry to produce graduates who can work in industry immediately. “To do this, we need to get involved in improving the quality of professional administration at national level,” he stressed.

Vice-Chairman of Kadin Indonesia Standing Committee on Vocational Education and Training Dasep Suryanto stated that according to Presidential Decree 68, there are at least five main points of Kadin’s role in supporting vocational education in Indonesia, namely supporting labor market information system and all information about the workplace Vacancies and employee needs can be bridged

“Kadin also plays a role in updating and updating SKKNI, we want the vocational training program to exist in every industry sector. Then Kadin also works with all relevant parties to print a series of company trainer quality,” said Dasep.

He continued, Kadin also helped organize the funding and coordinated with ministries and institutions to create good synergies and involve everyone interested persons tied together.

“Kadin has also formed a regional coordination team, and in Kadin itself the Kadin Professional Committee has been formed, which is important because it will always coordinate with the regions and the center,” he explained.

Dasep said Kadin and BPSDMI have realized many intense synergies. Among other things, development of vocational training according to the needs of business and industry.

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