JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Industry continues to support the efforts of various parties to encourage the competitiveness of the textile and textile product (TPT) industry. This industrial market share is considered still very wide open. Moreover, this sector has become an important foundation for national economic growth.
Based on data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in the second quarter of 2019, the textile and apparel industry was the highest growing manufacturing sector, with growth of 20.71 percent. In addition, the growth of production of large and medium manufacturing industries (IBS) in the same period rose to 3.62 percent (YOY) compared to the second quarter of 2018. This happened due to the surge in production of the apparel industry by 25.79 percent .
In terms of export performance, the Ministry of Industry also views that the national textile industry in the past three years has continued to climb. In 2016, the export value reached US$ 11.87 billion, then touched US$ 12.59 billion with a surplus of US$ 5 billion in 2017. This positive trend continued in 2018 with an export value of US$ 13.27 billion.
Therefore, in order to sustain this sector, the Head of the Ministry of Industry's Human Resources Development Agency (BPSDMI), Eko S.A Cahyanto said that his office has prepared competent human capitals according to the needs of the industrial world today. The strategic steps that have been taken include, among others, holding a 3-in-1 training (training, certification and work placement).
Eko said recently BPSDMI had released 3-in-1 graduates of Competency-Based Garment Industry Machinery Operators for 303 participants. They are from various regencies/cities in Jakarta, West Java, Central Java and Lampung.
"One of them is what we routinely carry out, namely 3-in-1 Training for Competency-Based Garment Industry Machinery Operators at Jakarta Industrial Training Center (BDI)," Cahyanto said.
Eko also emphasized that the Ministry of Industry is committed to increasing the role of the industrial vocational education unit within the Ministry of Industry in supplying competent workforce so that it can spur the performance of the productive, innovative and competitive manufacturing sector.
This step requires collaboration with stakeholders, such as relevant ministries, associations and industry players, as well as academics.
"The Ministry of Industry has a vision that Indonesia will become a strong industrial country by 2035. Therefore, we need to equip industrial human resources with skills, knowledge, and attitudes and behaviors, so that they have the character of industrial culture to become superior human resources," he explained.
Meanwhile, the Head of BDI Jakarta, Hendro Kuswanto added a number of 3-in-1 training programs that have been carried out by BDI Jakarta, including training of garment operators, textile operators (spinning and weaving), textile and garment quality control, garment supervisors, garment machine mechanics, and batik training for the development of Joint Business Groups or new entrepreneurs.
According to him, until August 2019, his party has provided training to 8,793 participants from a total target of 10,300 participants for this year. "So, it has been 85.4 percent of the total target," Hendro said.