“The perfect storm”: Constraints on indonesian economic growth posed by graduate work-readiness challenges

Soegeng Priyono, Alan Nankervis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This chapter explores the dilemmas facing Indonesia as it strives to become a competitive Southeast Asian economy, with the advantages of a stable political system and the demographic dividend of a large and relatively young potential workforce; but significant disadvantages with respect to the levels of work-readiness of its vocational and higher education graduates. The chapter discusses the nature and characteristics of the Indonesian labour market; government policies, and the structure of the education system; the particular graduate work-readiness challenges faced by employers and educational institutions, and their causes; and a range of practical strategies which have been developed to address these challenges. Two company cases are also included which illustrate these dilemmas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransitions from Education to Work
Subtitle of host publicationWorkforce Ready Challenges in the Asia Pacific
EditorsRoslyn Cameron, Subas Dhakal, John Burgess
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter6
Pages105-124
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781315533964
ISBN (Print)9781138691759
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of '“The perfect storm”: Constraints on indonesian economic growth posed by graduate work-readiness challenges'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this