Reducing Unemployment, Jababeka and Telkom Create Work Competency Development Program for Millennials
Indonesia has five million unemployed with the largest percentage contributed by vocational high school (SMK) graduates. The number of unemployed is expected to increase in 2020 due to the impact of the corona virus. According to the Central Statistics Agency, the biggest cause of the emergence of unemployment is because the skills possessed do not match needs.
Seeing this phenomenon, Jababeka Group and Telkom Indonesia did not remain silent. They collaborated to create a competency development and job distribution program for millennials. Whether millennial who are looking for work, workers who have been laid off, or workers who need to improve their competence. With the presence of the program, it is expected to be able to create alumni who are skilled and relevant to the needs of the industry so as to reduce unemployment in Indonesia.
The seriousness of this program is evidenced by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Jababeka Group and Telkom. The signing was carried out via online in a virtual meeting titled Inauguration of Telkom & Jababeka Cooperation in the Role of Increasing Indonesian HR Competence, Wednesday (5/20/2020).
After the signing of this MoU, Jababeka Group-Telkom will run 3 programs, namely Online Class Training, Offline Training, and Property for Millennial Pre-Work: Get Work Get Home. The competency development program will be packaged through a bootcamp. Then, Jababeka Group and Telkom will help channel alumni to Telkom companies and 1700 companies in the City of Jababeka today.
During education, participants are not charged, but there is a sharing agreement. That is, after participants get work, and have income, they can repay the education they have obtained. Even later there are options to be able to continue formal education too, namely in undergraduate education at President University or Telkom University.
“For those who register for this program, we first select. And when he can work from this training and earn income, they can also rent or repay property owned by Jababeka,” said Alfa Putra Kurnia as CEO of Arkademy.
He added, for standardization and distribution to the market, Pijar Mahir will be conducted, starting from video production, curriculum preparation and syllabus, to the feedback through www.pijarmahir.com.
While the instructor needs will be assisted by the Jababeka Group Learning Center, namely the Presidential Community Academy, President University (PU), President Development Center (PDC), and Jababeka Learning Center (JLC). “This team also includes organizing offline training or bootcamps. What is the output of all this? Ready to work graduates, PU employee classes, and Jababeka property, “explained Alfa.
Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi as Director of Digital Business Telkom Indonesia claimed to be enthusiastic and impatient to carry out this collaboration. Because Jababeka-Telkom cooperation is very important for the two companies to survive in the COVID-19 period. Where consumer behavior is slowly changing due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
There are two behavioral changes out of the four changes that must be anticipated by Telkom because Telkom is a business engaged in the digital realm, namely stay at home lifestyle and go virtual. “Everyone is starting to get used to doing activities at home, starting from working, studying and not having to meet face-to-face, all can be done via virtual. It is more efficient and can save costs, “explained Faizal.
In fact, said Faizal, it is estimated that the lifestyle will continue after the plague is over. Therefore, the business projection that Telkom wants to achieve in 2021-2024 must be accelerated a year faster to anticipate changes in other people’s behavior.
“With this signing, we hope that in the initial stages, related to the content of skills produced can enrich Advanced Glow, one of the platforms used by Pre-Work. The content needed by the government is 3 stages, namely skill levels one, two and three. So far “The first phase of the Pre-Work Team has been curated, namely low skill content or basic ability. While for level two and three content are still waiting for the government to recur,” explained Faizal.
“I have also seen content made in Jababeka, namely AKP, PU, JLC and PDC. “With the content created by 4 institutions produced by this program, hopefully when entering the second and third level content, Pijar Mahir will be able to provide it,” he added.
The same thing was also conveyed by Sutedja Sidarta Darmono as Director of PT Jababeka Tbk. He acknowledged that increasing competence is an important key so that someone can survive in the COVID-19 period. It has also become the focus of the Jababeka Group so that the ability of workers can continue to be relevant to the dynamic needs of the industry.