|Director of Legal & Human Capital Management PLN Yusuf Didi Setiarto (right) along with President Monash University, Indonesia Professor Andrew MacIntyre (left) at the Signing Ceremony of the MoU
Jakarta, Suarajatim.com - Monash University, Indonesia, and PT PLN (Persero) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to embark on a transformative journey in enhancing the capabilities of the state-owned electricity company's employees, empowering them to navigate the energy transition in Indonesia.
Taking place at the PLN Head Office in the Blok M area, South Jakarta, the signing of the MoU agreed on the design of a capacity-building program through various initiatives relevant to energy transition efforts, including a particular payment scheme for formal education as well as joint research and implementation of training programs according to PLN's needs. This holistic approach will include short courses, seminars, conferences, workshops, benchmarks, and many others.
Director of Legal & Human Capital Management PLN Yusuf Didi Setiarto (right) along with President Monash University, Indonesia Professor Andrew MacIntyre (left) at the Signing Ceremony of the MoU for Capacity Building Cooperation between PLN and Monash University Indonesia, Jakarta, Tuesday (22/8)
Professor Andrew MacIntyre, President of Monash University, Indonesia, said that his party fully supports the spirit of this collaboration and underlined the university's dedication to driving change in the energy and education sectors.
"We believe that this collaboration has the potential to create a positive and lasting impact in the energy and education sectors. We are committed to making this collaboration a continuous and beneficial framework," stressed Prof Andrew.
In line with the statement above, Yusuf Didi Setiarto, Director of Legal Human Resources and Management at PLN, added that the partnership with Monash University, Indonesia, is essential for strengthening the transformation of human resources (HR) within PLN to oversee the country's efforts in carrying out the energy transition, following the nation’s commitment to the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
"Realizing the need to harness various multidisciplinary expertise, we are optimistic this partnership will play a significant role in nurturing the next generation of talent capable of effectively navigating the energy transition in Indonesia," explained Didi.
PLN has identified formal education as a focal point and strategic foundation in preparation for the energy transition. PLN starts this action by determining which areas need division and sub-holding development, then prioritizes what the company needs to explore. Therefore, both parties hope that the MoU will become a precious resource for PLN, especially in honing local human resources to navigate the energy transition while creating shared value with Monash University, Indonesia.
2022 is the first year PLN employees embark on a transformative educational journey, with 15 employees enrolled at Monash University, Indonesia. Nine of them are pursuing a Master in Business Innovation program to study cutting-edge business strategies and innovation practices, while the remaining six are opting for a Master in Data Science program, delving into the world of data analysis and data-driven decision-making. This program will expand its academic reach in 2024, allowing PLN employees to study at Monash University in Indonesia and Australia.
The collaboration between Monash University, Indonesia, and PLN aligns with Indonesia's ever-evolving skills and knowledge landscape, particularly regarding the rise of Gen Z and Millennials as generations driving the nation's digital economy and entrepreneurial efforts. Furthermore, considering Indonesia's status as the country with the 4th largest population in the world, which will reach its peak demographic bonus in 2035.
This partnership is expected to advance the government's vision to bridge the digital divide and encourage the achievement of nine million skilled and semi-skilled workers in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in 2030.