JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is targeting as many as 45,000 tourism workers to be certified as tourism competency with ASEAN and national standards throughout 2023.
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy held the "Signing of the Tourism HR Certification MoU" in collaboration with LSP (Professional Certification Institute) Surya Abadi Consultants, industry, associations, and the Government at the Novotel Hotel, Mangga Dua, Jakarta, Monday, March 20, 2023.
Menparekraf Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno expressed his appreciation for the activities which are part of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy program to accelerate recovery and increase productivity in the tourism sector and the creative economy.
The program includes upskilling (increasing competence), reskilling (strengthening competence), and new skilling (adding new competencies) so that tourism human resources and also the creative economy is superior, competent, and competitive.
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"This is expected to be able to create job opportunities and business opportunities for tourism human resources who are competent and sustainable," said Menparekraf Sandiaga.
Tourism HR competency certification activities are held in six priority tourism destinations, namely Lake Toba (North Sumatra), Wakatobi (Southeast Sulawesi), Labuan Bajo (NTT), Lombok (NTB), Borobudur-Yogyakarta-Prambanan (Yogya and Central Java), and Bromo-Tengger-Semeru (East Java).
The target is that throughout 2022 as many as 18,000 tourism workers will be certified and in 2023 the number will increase to 45 thousand participants.
Menparekraf also hopes that this activity can continue to be carried out so that the target of competency certification for tourism workers this year increases.
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