Jakarta (ANTARA) – State-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom), through collaboration with the Community Development Center (CDC) and the Telkom Education Foundation, has launched the Telkom Digi-Up 2022 program to prepare digital talents.
The program is the result of a synergy between industry and educational institutions to improve student capabilities and encourage the sustainability of the digital education cluster through the development of future digital talents.
“Telkom’s Digi-Up program is expected to help bridge the skills gap in the education sector,” Telkom Community Development Center Managing Director Hery Susanto said in a statement on Thursday.
“This becomes Telkom’s contribution to grooming a young generation of digital talent with global skills to help Indonesia become a developed country,” he added.
Telkom Digi-Up was launched online last week. Over 500 attendees joined the launch with the theme “Escalating Digital Skills Competencies for Future Digital Talents”.
Telkom Digi-Up offers a variety of training programs and national standard digital certifications (BNSP), which encompass a variety of fields and jobs to meet the full range of student interests.
Fields and jobs include Junior Graphic Design, Junior Multimedia Designer (UI/UX), Junior Network Administrator, Junior Web Developer, and Junior Web Programmer (Phyton). The program also includes a youth competition for high school students from all over Indonesia.
EYP of Telkom’s business services division, Eddy Sofryano, said Telkom has continued to contribute to efforts to optimally prepare digital talent.
Telkom supports vocational education by collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology to provide educational solutions that connect to industry.
“In 2030, we need 47 million digital talents, so we need to prepare them so that vocational training graduates can meet the demand for digital talents in the future,” ministry official Wardani Sugiyanto said. .
To meet the demand for digital talent, a project-based pedagogy has been devised for students in vocational schools.
This learning model centers on students doing advanced learning that seeks to find real solutions to real problems.