Sunday, 21 July 2019 | 22:52 WIB

Vocational Education is Main Gateway to Building Industrial Competitiveness

Toyota Grants Five cars and machinery to five vocational schools (toyotaindonesia)

SUKABUMI, NETRALNEWSToyota Indonesia consistently provides support for government programs in developing HR competencies. The government through the Ministry of Industry has conducted a series of industrial vocational education programs in the areas of South Sulawesi, East Java, Central Java, and West Java.

Toyota Indonesia again donated 5 cars and 5 engines as educational practice aids to 5 vocational schools developed by Toyota. In total, Toyota Indonesia has donated 25 vehicles and 25 engine units in supporting this series of vocational education programs.

Toyota also contributed to the instructors through the symbolic submission of the certification of "Increasing Teacher Professionalism" to 30 teachers from 6 Vocational Schools that became Toyota's target schools in West Java.

The event was attended by Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Governor of West Java Ridwan Kamil, Director General of ILMATE Industry (Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment & Electronics) Harjanto, and Toyota Indonesia Management.

Vocational development to face the industrial revolution 4.0 is of particular concern to the Government of Indonesia in preparing quality human resources in achieving high competitive domestic industries.

The strong synergy between the Government and industry players is an important key in this vocational education program. The reason is that stakeholders involved in educational vocational programs can help accelerate the creation of ecosystems that support the formation of quality human resources through the provision of training facilities that apply the latest technology and curriculum development that refers to industrial developments. Thus the link and match can roll faster.

"In addition to facilities in the form of educational props, Toyota also actively participates in the revitalization of educational vocational programs by providing certified training for teachers and industrial culture classes. In the future, curriculum development will be our focus, "said Bob Azam, Director of Administration, Corporation and External Relations, PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) representing the Management of Toyota Indonesia.

The curriculum that is currently available at the Toyota Indonesia Community Academy (AKTI) will be developed to be adopted by Vocational Schools. Thus, it is expected that vocational school graduates will get a briefing on current skills so that they can be directly absorbed by the workforce, "Bob continued.

Growing and developing with the Indonesian people for almost 5 decades, Toyota has increasingly established its consistency and commitment in the development of the automotive industry through various series of CSR activities in the field of education.