According to Airlangga Hartarto, coordinating minister of economic affairs, the period of industrial revolution 4.0 requires a new generation of creative, adaptable and innovative. The Minister of Economic Affairs said that the younger generation has a vital role to play in the development of the country’s economy.
Gen Z, ages 8-23, make up the bulk of Indonesia’s population, accounting for 27.94% of the total population and having a high level of digital adoption and financial sector awareness. Over the next 15 years, Indonesia’s demand for digital skills is expected to exceed nine million people. In addition, workers with digital skills have the potential to contribute 4,434 trillion rupees to Indonesia’s GDP in 2030, or 16% of the country’s overall GDP.
Young people, who are creative, adaptive and innovative, must continue to be nurtured and developed to become competitive and enter the era of industrial revolution 4.0 and the digital economy.
– Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs
Technology-based industries and digitization are expected to become the next growth engines, requiring skilled human resources and enterprising technopreneurs. To make the most of the current circumstances, this potential must be combined with a higher quality of production and teaching.
âThe government hopes that this opportunity will be used by young people to maximize creativity and innovation, as well as be a source of inspiration and explore their potential to improve their knowledge and skills,â Hartarto noted.
According to Dr Hary Budiarto, head of research and human resources development at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, the Digital Talent Exchange (DTS) is one of the government’s attempts to prepare and improve digital talent. national.
The government, through the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, is engaging with all stakeholders to expand the digital talent development program as part of the digital talent exchange, which synergizes ideas.
The minister said that by 2021, the government hopes to have produced 100,000 digital talent. Participants who complete the DTS program would achieve certifications at the national and international levels. According to him, the industry today urgently needs a large number of qualified and competent digital personnel to meet current and future demands. He added that Indonesia needs to develop 600,000 digital skills every year, with a target of 9 million by 2030.
The ministry is therefore cooperating with various parties, including the tech company that will once again host Seeds for the Future 2021 from November 8 to 15 for qualified and talented students at Indonesian universities. This year’s program focuses on preparing digital talent for the changing trend of the future of work, especially after the pandemic, and gives participants the opportunity to network globally, he noted.
OpenGov Asia reported that part of the digital transformation roadmap that is getting attention is the demand for digital talent. Minister Johnny noted that Indonesia will need 9 million digital talent over the next 15 years to support the country’s digital transformation. According to a World Bank study published in 2018, Indonesia is facing a digital worker shortage of 9 million skilled and semi-skilled workers between 2015 and 2030.
This requirement comes from the rapid changes inflicted by the significant impact of the digital domain to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Many jobs have been rated as the most in demand in Indonesia. Artificial Intelligence Experts, Big Data Analytics Specialists, Process and Internet of Things Specialists, Digital Marketers and Renewable Energy Technicians, Data Analytics Specialists, Digital Transformation Specialists, IT Specialists Business analysis and business development specialists are just a few of the positions available.
According to the Minister of Communication and Information, fostering digital talent is especially important for those who live in rural areas and want to learn how to use technology. The ministry will offer a digital leadership academy at senior levels, with the aim of training future leaders in the public and business sectors.