Government Accelerates National Digital Talents Development

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The Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) continues to accelerate the digitization program in Indonesia. One of the newest programs from Kominfo is the Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) program.

From the target of 200 thousand participants, the DTS 2022 program has received as many as 73 thousand registrants. This national digital talent development program is open to all Indonesian people.

However, there is still a limit to the number of participants in this program. For this reason, he asked prospective participants to complete the requirements and documents and take part seriously.

“Once again, for millennials to take part immediately so they don’t get left behind. However, in the following years we will continue this program because they need for (digital talent) is great,” said Johnny in a press release, Wednesday (18/5/ 2022).

He added that DTS is an applied program for the millennial generation. In addition to providing competency improvement according to a quality training curriculum, the DTS program also equips participants with the needs for future employment opportunities.

“For example, artificial intelligence, big data, cyber security, virtual reality, augmented reality, internet of things, and others. The program is interesting and I believe that Indonesian millennials are digital natives, very suitable for them,” he said.

In this DTS program, Kominfo collaborates with 154 universities and polytechnics throughout Indonesia. The collaboration, called the triplehelix, namely the government, universities, and the business world, is considered important to increase cooperation in creating digital talent.

“Some time ago we just carried out a Memorandum of Understanding with 54 of our national universities. This triplehelix collaboration and collaboration is important to work together to produce digital talent in sufficient numbers and with adequate qualifications,” he said.

The Digital Talent Scholarship (DTS) and Digital Leadership Academy (DLA) programs are concrete initiatives to accelerate the development of national digital talent. The DTS 2022 training is divided into seven academies.

The seven academies include the Vocational School Graduate Academy, Government Transformation Academy, Digital Entrepreneurship Academy, Professional Academy, Thematic Academy, Fresh Graduate Academy, and Talent Scouting Academy.

As a triplehelix implementation, the Digital Talent Scholarship program is implemented in collaboration with well-known universities in Indonesia as well as local and global technology companies such as Alibaba, AWS, Cisco, Google, Red Hat, Oracle, Microsoft, Mastercard, EC-Council, Huawei, Progate, Skilvul, DQLab, MyEduSolve, Dicoding, Rakamin, Teknoblox, Hellomotion, Binar Academy, Hacktiv8, Agate, Indobot, Tempo, Gojek, Tokopedia, and Techready Community.

Through the Digital Leadership Academy (DLA) program, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics will provide advanced digital training for 550 public and private sector leaders in collaboration with eight world-renowned universities.

Some of them are Harvard Kennedy School, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University, Cornell University, Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Cambridge.