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Govt to roll out preemployment card in 2020

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  01:53 am

The government is finalizing details of its preemployment card, a key program proposed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during his election campaign to improve the quality of human resources.Speaking during a limited Cabinet meeting, Jokowi said the program was designed to prepare new members of the workforce with skills that matched with industry demands as well as upgrade the skills of existing workers, so they could be more productive and competitive.He went on to express his desire to see the program implemented in January next year, adding that people who were eligible would be free to choose from skills training prepared by the government.“They could choose the training that they are interested in. For example, [to be a] barista, in animation, graphic design, the English language […] programming and coding,” he said at the Presidential Office on Tuesday.Private companies...