Supporting the development of digital learning in Indonesia

   Posted on 16.07.2020 by SEA-VET Content, ILO


The ILO through its skills development programmes supports the capacity building of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in 47 countries, including Indonesia. Nine Indonesian representatives have been part of the ILO’s e-learning programme.

Nine representatives of the public vocational training (BLK) of the Manpower Ministry, the Indonesian employers’ association (Apindo) and the ILO are participating at the ILO’s E-Learning Lab on Digital Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme.

One of the e-learning participants from the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower
The aim of this e-learning programme is to build the capacities of TVET professionals and to improve the quality and outreach of e-learning TVET through digital learning by adopting successful approaches fostering different forms of engagement and learning by the TVET users.

The e-learning programme is composed of two online courses conducted from 6-30 July and from 1-30 October. The first course focuses on content creation and e-pedagogy in TVET covering the most essential elements that help the participants to rapidly shifting face-to-face content of a module into an online offer.

The second course highlights the integration of a virtual campus in the TVET offer. It provides guidance for participants to develop and set-up a virtual campus capable of hosting a set of online modules as part of the TVET overall learning strategy.

These courses provide hands-on and practical assignments that have the objective of building concrete TVET lessons. By end of the courses, the participants are expected to have strengthened technical knowledge and a better understanding of the overall e-learning cycle from a quality assurance perspective.

The ILO is focusing on strengthening the capacity of TVET in 47 target countries, including Indonesia. Human-centred approach guides this work, as firmly stipulated in the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

“The e-learning programme aims to facilitate the digital transition and trigger new skills development and lifelong learning solutions as a crucial response to the current COVID-19 pandemic , which came on top of the already on-going industrial revolution 4.0,” said Srinivas B. Reddy, Chief of Skills and Employability Branch of ILO Geneva, adding that “We are living in a world, where the shift towards digitalization is accelerating in nearly every aspect of work and life. Increased capacity to support digital transition and digital skills, therefore, is clearly our priority.”

Muchtar Aziz, Director for Competency Standard of the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, emphasized the urgency of competency-based e-learning programme in the country. “We are taking advantages from these courses to improve and strengthen the delivery of our current blended vocational training programmes,” he said.

Similarly, Haryadi Sukamdani, Chairperson of Apindo, appreciated these timely and useful courses for Indonesia. In addition to its company members, Apindo underscores the importance of digitally empowering the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that have played a crucial role as the backbone of the country’s economy.

“Making best use of online distance learning to equip MSMEs with digital skills will contribute to the development of digital economy in Indonesia,” he said.

These training programmes are conducted by the ILO’s International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin, Italy. It is an advanced technical and vocational training institution, aimed to achieve decent work for women and men.

This initiative is supported by the ILO skills development programmes at both country and global levels. In addition to the Skills and Employability Branch of ILO Geneva , this is also supported by the ILO’s Japan skills projects: the Industry Skills for Inclusive Growth (In-Sight) Project Phase 2 and the Unemployment Protection in Indonesia: Quality Assistance for Workers Affected by Labour Adjustments (UNIQLO) Project.

One of the e-learning participants from the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo)

Funded by the Government of Japan, the second phase of In-Sight Project aims to promote mechanisms and practical approaches that enable industries and workplaces to become drivers of sustainable and inclusive growth in the Asian region.

Funded by the parent company of UNIQLO, Fast Retailing Co., Ltd, the Project ILO-UNIQLO facilitates tripartite dialogues and provide technical assistance to formulate an effective and comprehensive unemployment benefit scheme as a part of social protection system. The Project will run for two years until 2021.

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