Practical TVET Teacher Training in Indonesia

On Monday, 14 November 2016 a comprehensive teacher training programme started in 5 provinces of Indonesia. In-house training will be provided in 23 TVET institutions applying 29 different trades. The Ministries of Education, Industry and Manpower have received workshop equipment under a KFW loan of 20 Mio Euros managed by PEM CONSULT. The next project phase started in order to provide skills to teachers and instructors in using and integrating the equipment efficiently in their day-to-day teaching.

Furthermore, the responsible teaching staff in every institution will be trained hands-on in maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. An introductory seminar of 2 weeks duration will be provided for all headmasters and instructors involved. After that, selected institutions will receive expert missions to learn and apply the systems on the ground in school workshops. For sustaining the comprehensive investment it is crucial to ensure proper handling of the equipment and managing repairs as well as arranging necessary spare parts and related budget, in time and sufficiently. No teaching lesson should be missed because of broken equipment or lack of supplies (power, consumables, etc.).

The first 9 sessions have taken place at 7 institutions and the enthusiasm of participants is promising related skills improvement already achieved. In a next step, teachers will intensify their knowledge and skills in industry to understand the world of work and the requirements of students to prepare for employment.

E.g., companies comprise automotive industry (Toyota), audiovideo (Dreamlight/Steven Spielberg), Labtech (manufacturer of light vehicle technology), catering/cooking (Restaurant “Bavarian House”), FESTO for electronical equipment and mechatronics.

After returning from their internships, teachers and instructors will be asked to develop action plans for implementation of the learning in daily school life and teaching process.

International and local experts engaged in this project, all specialists on their fields in practice and theory, are implementing this programme until March 2017. The evaluation and documentation will be completed by June 2017.

At the end, a number of 488 teachers and instructors will benefit from skills upgrading and will be enabled to apply advanced know-how in the teaching process to contribute to higher employability of students.

PEM is implementing this project from the Jakarta office and uses the services of PT Tesaputra from Bandung/Indonesia with their large local trainer network.

German Delegation from BMZ, KFW and German Embassy visit project school

On Thursday 17 November 2016, a German delegation visited the Bandung Textile Training Center in Central Java. The Center is beneficiary of the teacher training programme under the KfW Financial Assistance component of the SED TVET programme: Sustainable Economic Development through TVET.

Earlier in the week the Government to Government consultations between Germany and Indonesia were held in Jakarta during which TVET was again emphasized as an important sector of bilateral cooperation. The visit to Bandung was arranged to give first hand insight to the delegation into a successful implementation project.