COMMISSION X DPR RI (Indonesia’s House of Representatives) fully supports the program of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in preparing human resources (HR) in the field of tourism and the creative economy by increasing the number of schools or educational institutions in the tourism sector.
According to the Chairman of Commission X DPR/RI, Agustina Wilujeng Pramestuti in the “Dialogue: Preparation of Tourism Human Resources in the Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Era of COVID-19”, at the Bali Poltekpar, Thursday (15/10), said the existence of schools or educational institutions would expand access. education for the community so that quality human resources can be created in the tourism sector and the creative economy.
“In the 2021 State Budget we ask for an additional two (tourism education institutions) again, namely in Manado and Central Java,” Agustina said.
Agustina said that Commission X, which also oversees the education sector, has seen that educational institutions under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism always produce quality tourism human resources and are absorbed by the industry. In line with the government’s plan to improve the quality of tourism, it must be balanced with the presence of competent human resources.
“We want more and more schools. If necessary, in every tourist destination, a school will be established in each province, or at least a campus in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,” Agustina noted.
She explained that Commission X as a government partner will continue to encourage and support tourism development programs and the country’s creative economy. Commission X will support and all stakeholders in tourism and the creative economy including educational institutions must join hands.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Ni Wayan Giri Adnyani, explained that currently there are six educational institutions under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism. Spread across Bandung, Bali, Medan, Lombok, Palembang and Makassar. These six educational institutions refer to international standards.
“We try to show the superiority of our 6 Tourism Colleges (STP), that we are referring to international standards. We also cooperate with overseas educational institutions, including from Switzerland, Australia and several other countries,” Giri stated.
Giri said that educational institutions that are under the coordination of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy also always collaborate with industry so that they are expected to create human resources who understand the world of tourism. [traveltext.id]