The Chapeau Paper Signing on Harmonizing Indonesia TVET Policies and Action Plans
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plays a very important role in supporting economic growth through the availability of productive human resources. Therefore, the implementations in managing the TVET ecosystem in Indonesia have been carried out by various parties, causing the national system very fragmented.
The stakeholders which consist of several ministries and various institutions, as well as the private sector both at the national and sub-national level, developed policy/planning documents and roadmap individually that sometimes non-aligned with one another. This resulted in the nonoptimal performance of the National TVET system as a whole, unable to answer the challenges on national development needs in general and private sector and industrial needs in particular.
The Indonesia-German Cooperation in the TVET system reform (TSR) project facilitated the development of Chapeau Paper as an attempt to harmonize all the strategic plans, programs and policies of key TVET stakeholders. The Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs (Kemenko Perekonomian), the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture (Kemenko PMK), the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) agreed to develop common ground which will consolidate all stakeholders and become a reference for each party in developing policies, programs and planning.
The Chapeau Paper was signed by main TVET stakeholder, on 6th May 2019. It is not only aiming to provide a complete picture of the TVET situation in Indonesia but also expected to be the basis for developing a national TVET strategy for TVET development in Indonesia that is more coordinated and demand-oriented.