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January 29, 2021, 12.58 AM


KOMPAS.com – As part of Indonesia’s efforts to improve its tourism sector that has been heavily hit by a coronavirus, the Ministry of Manpower has signed memoranda of understanding with several institutions to train workers in the tourism sector.

The ministry has set the target of producing half a million skilled workers in the tourism sector. After the training, it is expected that they will be working in various tourism industries in the super-priority tourism destinations.

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Manpower Ministry to Train Half Million Workers in Tourism Sector

Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry has set the target of producing 500,000 skilled workers in the tourism sector throughout 2021 in a bid to support the country’s super-priority tourism destinations.

Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said the tourism sector needs both formal and informal workers.

Besides, Ida said, two other sectors – culinary and handicrafts – are currently also considered potential.

“This year the Ministry of Manpower has the target to train 500,000 workers in the tourism sector to support the five super-priority tourist destinations such in Lake Toba, Mandalika, Labuan Bajo, Borobudur, and Likupang,” said Ida in a telecast address on Thursday, January 28.

To do so, the ministry has signed memoranda of understanding with several training institutions as part of the efforts to boost the tourism sector and to improve skills as well as expand job opportunities.

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2021/01/28/192159826/kemenaker-targetkan-500000-tenaga-kerja-terampil-dukung-5-destinasi-pariwisata.

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