Pull Furniture Industry Polytechnic Investment in Kendal Industrial Estate
October 10, 2017
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Haris Munandar said the construction of the Furniture Industry Polytechnic could be an attraction for investors who want to invest in the Kendal Industrial Area and its surroundings. This is one of the strategic efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of industrial estates through increasing the capacity of the workforce. "Therefore, the Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto has set a policy to facilitate the construction of polytechnics or community academies in each industrial area or Industrial Growth Center Region (WPPI)," said Haris in Kendal, Tuesday (10/10/2017).
Haris said that until now the implementation of high-level industrial vocational education initiated by the Ministry of Industry has been implemented at the Academy of Textile Industry and Textile Products Community, Solo and the Metal Industry Polytechnic in Morowali. "We have also obtained a license to operate vocational education at the Manufacturing Industry Community in Bantaeng," he added. In addition to supporting investment in industrial estates, according to Haris, the development of community polytechnics or academies is also believed to be able to empower local communities to have competencies according to current industry needs and be ready to work in companies in the industrial area. "Competent HR needs are an important factor in driving industry growth and technology and investment development," he explained.
As is known, Kendal Industrial Estate is one of the industrial areas whose development is prioritized according to the agreement between the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Retreat Leaders in the series of inauguration of Kendal Industrial Estate, 14 November 2016. Previously, Minister Airlangga conveyed, the realization the value of investment in the Kendal Industrial Estate until August 2017 has reached Rp. 4.7 trillion with 34 investors from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan absorbing 5,000 workers. "This area is targeted to absorb investment potential of up to Rp200 trillion and a workforce of 500 thousand people," added the Minister of Industry.