The Ministry of Communication and Information Explores Cooperation in the HR Sector with Australia

Jakarta, Kominfo - Human Resources Research and Development Agency Ministry of Communication and Informatics explores cooperation with Australia in the field of human resources. Head of Research and Development Agency Ministry of Communication and Information Basuki Yusuf Iskandar explained this as an initiative to increase the capacity and capability of human resources in the field of communication and informatics while exploring opportunities for the development of the Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) Program.

"We meet with a number of human resources institutions such as universities, then the Government and training institutions," Basuki explained after a meeting with representatives of the Government and the Australian Higher Education and in the Anantakupa Room of the Ministry of Communication and Information, Jakarta, Monday (02/11/2019) .

Head of Balitbang SDM Basuki said the Australian Government seemed enthusiastic to establish cooperation with Indonesia. "Australia seems enthusiastic and they bring a group of 12 universities and several training institutions and we have a positive response. They introduce and offer programs that they have that are potentialy, can Kominfo work together, "he said.

According to Basuki Yusuf Iskandar, in the discussion there were many opportunities for cooperation that could be developed. Especially various opportunities for short training to improve the ability of Indonesian workers in the field of communication and informatics.

"Later we will see the opportunity which we can cooperate in our budget. Here I see a lot of interesting things to follow up. Hopefully it can be realized. The point is to improve our skills and our knowledge so that they are better prepared to enter the workforce. That's our goal, "he hoped.

Basuki confirmed that the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology would follow up on the meeting. Especially at this time the Ministry of Communication and Information is running the DTS Program with a target of 20 thousand digital talents by 2019.

"In 2019 we collaborate and we choose what is important and fits our needs. We will follow up later. The hope is that if we can Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) starting this year, Australia we will be involved in Digital Talent Scholarship, "he said.

Basuki said that in the SKKNI scheme, the DTS in February March had begun. "For the June July program, it starts. Next we will follow up. Later we will simplify urgent matters to be done in 2019 or things that can be done next year. We are first urgent, "explained Basuki.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 12 tertiary institutions and training from the Australian Government and State Government Representatives including Monash University, RMIT University, The University of Adelaide, Sydney University of Technology, Box Hill Institute, DDLS, Sustainable Skill, TAFE Victoria, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Australian Department of Education and Training, Queensland Trade and Investment, and Government of Western Australia. (PS)

Source: Ministry of Communication and Information

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