The Jakarta Post
Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri has just delivered a general lecture to students from Poso, Central Sulawesi, on the importance of continually refining their industrial competences in the face of the fourth industrial revolution, mostly driven by the use of real-time big-data processing.
He delivered his lecture on Dec. 4 at the Islamic Religion Academy of Poso, saying that the rapid changes brought by the digital revolution, which affected the world’s social, economic and political life would require human resources to constantly upgrade their skills, particularly those requiring higher-order thinking skills, to remain competitive in the job market.
“You have to always put the five Cs – character, competence, creativity, collaboration and contribution – into use to be successful in your careers. Furthermore, you have to always strive to surpass others’ expectations of you in the workplace, to be able to constantly creatively innovate [with your products and services],” Hanif said.
He also advised the students from the region that was rocked by sectarian conflict between Muslims and Christian from 1998 to 2000 that they had to maintain their sense of unity and social harmony, a nation’s main asset to attain successful socioeconomic development and empowerment.
“Without social unity and a sense of solidarity, our rich natural and human resources will not mean anything,” he said.
Meanwhile, Poso Regent Darmin Agustinus Sigilipu told Poso residents to always retain their spirit to develop their region through their knowledge of local wisdom on the connection among human beings.
Ibrahim Ismail, the vice rector of academic affairs at the Islamic Religion Academy of Poso, said that all elements of Poso’s society had a duty to prove to their fellow Indonesians that Poso was a safe region.
At the end of Hanif’s general lecture, the academy’s students and lecturers raised funds for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi.