The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has recently launched a unique digital platform for blue-collar workers, entitled ‘Kadin for Naker’, which can be accessed through kadinfornaker.id. The platform aims to provide training and skill development programs for all workers in Indonesia from various sectors and industries, Kadin Chairperson Arsjad Rasjid said in a press statement.
The Kadin for Naker platform provides language learning, skill development needed to advance workers’ careers, self-development programs, and aptitude tests. It also aims to offer labour market services for job seekers. The digital platform, which was created through a collaboration among Kadin, trade unions, and a private educational platform developer, the Pijar Foundation, also provides entrepreneurial skills development programs. This attempt is expected to increase people’s welfare since each family can have additional income by building their businesses. Workers must register at kadinfornaker.id before being able to access various free programs on the platform.
Speaking about the newly launched initiative, Arsjad Rasjid, said:
The establishment of the Kadin for Naker is expected to be able to improve the skills of the workforce according to current industry needs and increase the link and match between the (available) workforce and the demands of the industry sector. The Industrial Revolution 4.0, which was supported by digital technology, could advance the development of the industry.
He further added:
However, it had the potential to disrupt the demand for human resources, as they could be replaced by technology that could increase production effectiveness and efficiency. Hence, it is necessary to improve the workforce’s skills in the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) is a forum for all Indonesian entrepreneurs in the state, cooperative, and private businesses. With this, Kadin Indonesia plays a role as a forum and vehicle for coaching, communication, information, representation, consultation, facilitation and advocacy of Indonesian entrepreneurs.
Head of the Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPSI), Andi Gani Nena Wea, commented:
Kadin for Naker could open opportunities for workers to become entrepreneurs.
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of the Pijar Foundation, Ferro Ferizka, expected that his party could improve the empowerment of industry players and boost the development of Indonesia’s economy through this collaboration with Kadin.