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Ministry targets 65,000 certifications for tourism practitioners

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, May 10, 2017  /  06:25 pm
Ministry targets 65,000 certifications for tourism practitioners

A man riding a horse in Mount Semeru area, East Java. The Tourism Ministry has provided training and issued competency certificates for those working (or about to work) in tourism this year. (Shutterstock.com/Dmitry Zimin)

The Tourism Ministry has provided training and issued competency certificates for those working (or about to work) in tourism this year.

“We’re aiming for 65,000 people to get such certification this year,” said Ahman Sya, the ministry’s deputy of tourism development.

As of May 8, up to 850 people reportedly had graduated from the basic training program and 3,900 university students had participated in the Tourism Goes to Campus program in 10 priority destinations. Moreover, 750 people participated in tourism assimilation training, 7,270 people received school certification and 2,679 people received industry certification. 

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“The basic training for human resources in the tourist industry targets those who live near a tourist destination; competency training is given to homestay owners with lessons include how to market, manage and provide service in a homestay,” Ahman added.

The ministry also provides training for school teachers in tourist destinations and hospitality training for employees of state-run airport operators Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura 2. (kes)