AK Tekstil Solo Ready to Supply 135 Thousand Workers

By : Ridwan And Aldi Firhand. A | Friday, August 25 2017 - 21:45 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto visits to TPT factory in Solo (Photo Humas)
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto visits to TPT factory in Solo (Photo Humas)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Solo - The Ministry of Industry intends to continue to facilitate important needs related to efforts to improve the competitiveness of national industries, especially in the case of a competent workforce.

In this case, the Solo Textile and Textile Industry Community Academy (AK Tekstil Solo) will play a role in supplying its graduates to the labor-intensive sector.

'' AK Tekstil Solo 'is one unit of education under the Ministry of Industry, which is used as a pilot project for the development of vocational education by adopting the concept of the dual system of Germany, "said Head of Education and Training Industry, Mujiyono representing the Minister of Industry in the Public Lecture at AK Tekstil Solo, Central Java, Friday (8/25/2017).

Mujiyono explained, the concept of dual system education is oriented to the mastery of work skills by integrating lessons on campus and practice in the company so that the graduates are produced according to the needs of the industrial world.

"In one semester, about two months of theory and practice learning on campus, then three months of internship or internship at the company," he said.

The supporting facilities of learning process in AK Tekstil Solo have been equipped with workshop and laboratory space and modern machinery and equipment so as to adjust the use of production technology in the textile industry today.

Therefore, as a pioneer of vocational education with dual system concept, AK Tekstil Solo became a reference in the development of good collaboration between educational institutions and industry.

"AK Tekstil Solo implements a quality education system with scholarship bonding for its students," said Mujiyono.

Studying on campus has begun in October 2015 with 123 students. Of the total, 60 percent of students come from the general public and the rest are factory employees who are in increasing competence.

Aside from AK Tekstil Solo, Ministry of Industry also supplies skilled labor for this labor intensive sector from Polytechnic STTT Bandung which annually produces 300 graduates per year.

Based on the projected growth of national textile and textile industry (TPT) in the future, the absorption of its workforce will reach 135 thousand people per year or 22.5 percent of the total demand for industrial sector workers in Indonesia.

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