MINISTER of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno met to discuss increasing the competence of workers in the tourism sector and the creative economy.
“Actually all of that has been running, so we just need to strengthen it again with the arrival of the Minister of Tourism to the Ministry of Manpower’s office. We will intervene to increase human resources, especially in five super priority destinations,” said Manpower Minister Ida in an official statement in Jakarta.
During the meeting, Manpower Minister Ida and Tourism Ministry Sandiaga Uno also discussed the Tourism and Creative Economy Ambassador program and the synergy of the Work Training Center.
The Minister of Manpower ensured that his party would continue to strengthen the memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy to prepare 500 thousand skilled workers in the tourism sector throughout 2021.
This was done to support the realization of the five super priority destinations in Indonesia that were being developed. The five super priority destinations are Lake Toba, Likupang, Borobudur, Mandalika, and Labuan Bajo.
The preparation of hundreds of thousands of skilled workers is part of the two major programs of the Ministry of Manpower for the recovery of the tourism sector through increasing human resource skills and expanding job opportunities in tourism areas. The Ministry of Manpower will also strengthen the memorandum of understanding to make Indonesian migrant workers (IMW) as tourism ambassadors to represent Indonesia abroad.
“We already have an MoU to make PMI our tourism ambassador and we will strengthen the MoU. Our PMI can actually be the spearhead of tourism development in Indonesia,” said Ida.
During the meeting, Sandiaga emphasized that he had coordinated several programs including widower tourism and creative economy for the Indonesian Migrant Workers.
In addition, it also discussed increased collaboration between the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in increasing the competence of 34 million jobs in the tourism sector and the creative economy. The two ministers also agreed to share data in the manpower information system.
“We are also developing so that this data can later be intervened and executed so that it is right on target, especially in the 34 million jobs in the tourism sector and the creative economy,” Sandiaga concluded. [antaranews]