The Indonesian Industry Ministry is looking into the possibility of establishing cooperation with Singapore in developing vocational education in the industrial sector, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said.
Airlangga said that he has met the Singapore education minister and industry minister. The two nations will encourage cooperation in vocational education. The cooperation will be part of the commemoration of 50 years of relations between the two countries. The cooperation will enable vocational schools to apply for curricula under a dual-system pattern to produce skilled workers according to the need of the industrial sector, he noted.
The vocational education, which applies a dual-system approach, will enable students not only to learn the theory but also to spend much of their time on job training. While in Singapore, he also discussed the possibility of providing Indonesian students with more access to participate in the apprenticeship program in Singapore manufacturing industries.