Jakarta: Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio is striving to fulfill the needs of tourism human resources in Indonesia, which is targeted to reach 13 million people by 2020 and increasing to 15 million in 2024.
After attending a Limited Meeting at the Jakarta State Palace on Monday, November 11, 2019, Wishnutama stated that the development of five super-priority destinations and other destinations in Indonesia must also be followed by job creation as well as the fulfillment of tourism human resources.
"As stated by President Joko Widodo in a limited meeting at the State Palace that Tourism Human Resource is the key for Indonesia Tourism to be able to leap forward. In order to achieve that, we will push maximum efforts to create employment as well as tourism human resources who are competent in their fields and have global standards," Wishnutama said in a press statement released on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
According to the miniter, Human resources services in the field of tourism include hospitality, attractions and destinations, events, and also travel and transportation services.
In an effort to produce reliable tourism human resources, the ministry would maximize the existence of the Technical Implementation Unit, which includes the Tourism Polytechnics and Colleges that are under the auspices of Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
"We will also implement various other programs such as tourism entrepreneurship courses in collaboration with industry as well as opening international classes," he said.
In addition, The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy will also expand the role of industry players and other institutions in increasing the number of certified tourism human resources. It is targeted that by the end of 2019 there will be at least 500 thousand certified tourism human resources.
"We will also continue to strengthen training as a form of community business partnerships in the field of tour guides, culinary, and homestays. The workforce used will be developed from the origin of the destination," he concluded.