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.
|Title of host publication||Transitions from Education to Work|
|Subtitle of host publication||Workforce Ready Challenges in the Asia Pacific|
|Editors||Roslyn Cameron, Subas Dhakal, John Burgess|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|