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Jakarta Post

RI pushes to tackle digital skill gap

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 17 2019   /  12:41 am

Indonesians will have the opportunity to wrap their heads around cloud technology and jump on the cloud computing bandwagon as tech giants and ministries recently rolled out digital-savvy initiatives on cloud proficiency.On Tuesday, Amazon senior vice president of global corporate affairs Jay Carney said its cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) would roll out a cloud skills enhancement plan to train hundreds of thousands of Indonesians on cloud services proficiency by 2025.The former White House spokesman said the urgent need for upskilling amid the deficit in digital talent had fueled the program’s debut. He quoted a 2018 study by the McKinsey Global Institute and World Bank that projected a shortage of 9 million skilled and semiskilled workers for the digital sector in Indonesia between 2015 and 2030.The increasing demand for cloud technology for burgeoning start-ups and ent...