Reform of vocational education and training in Indonesia
The vocational education and training sector in Indonesia is undergoing reform. The BIBB and other German stakeholders involved in vocational education and training will advise Indonesia on the implementation of their reform project.
The vocational training sector in Indonesia is changing. A comprehensive and ambitious reform agenda is under way:
In 2016, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo issued a presidential briefing on vocational education and training. In the same year, five ministries specifically involved in the area of vocational education and training signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
As part of the planned "TVET System Reform (TSR)” project from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the BIBB has been asked to advise Indonesian stakeholders on issues relating in particular to national management and coordination of vocational education and training. In this respect, collaboration within vocational training in Germany between stakeholders from the government, the business sector and civil society might serve as a model.
During a one week appraisal mission in March 2018 in Jakarta, key public and private sector stakeholders in vocational education in Indonesia were interviewed. The aim was to identify thematic areas focused on the needs on the Indonesian side for the planned collaboration.
In May 2018, the BIBB will be in Indonesia again in order to plan the next steps with the stakeholders.