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Unpad EdEx: Shaping the Future through Upskilling and Reskilling

How Unpad EdEx supports the Indonesian workforce

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The workforce is changing fast due to rapid technological advancements. In this competitive landscape, the workforce must adapt quickly, developing skills for advancement. 

However, recent data from the Central Statistics Agency (Badan Pusat Statistik) found that 90% of the Indonesian labor force has never gone upskilling or reskilling to increase their competitiveness in the ever-evolving job market.

Noting this status quo, Unpad EdEx presents a promising solution to address the skill gap issue and the need for training among the Indonesian labor force.

Upskilling and Reskilling: Definition and Why It Matters

Though often used interchangeably, upskilling and reskilling have distinct meanings and definitions. According to LinkedIn, upskilling is when an employee undertakes learning to expand their existing skill set. These additional skills enhance the worker’s performance in their current role, potentially advancing them along their career path.

How Unpad EdEx supports executive upskilling and reskilling

On the other hand, reskilling involves learning new skills outside of the worker’s existing skill set. These skills are often closely adjacent to their current function, but may sometimes be geared toward a different path.

In today’s job market, upskilling and reskilling are crucial for business and employee growth. Businesses benefit by keeping employees adaptable in unpredictable economic conditions, closing skill gaps, and retaining talent. Meanwhile, upskilling and reskilling help employees improve their performance at work and stay relevant in the current competitive job market.

Some of the high-demand skills that employees want to learn are digital skills (88%), data analysis and visualization (57%), IT support (52%), and digital marketing and e-commerce (48%), as implied in a 2022 Economist Impact study. 

Bridging the Skill Gap with Unpad EdEx

To close the skill gap and address the demand for executive upskilling and reskilling, Universitas Padjadjaran (Unpad) has launched Unpad EdEx, an executive learning provider convertible to Unpad postgraduate credits.

How Unpad EdEx supports executive upskilling and reskilling

In partnership with PT Aviasi Pariwisata Indonesia (Persero) or InJourney, a State-Owned Enterprise in Aviation and Tourism as the first learning partner, and Udemy, a leading global ed-tech MOOC player, Unpad EdEx strives to reach 100,000 professional workers by 2028 to enhance their skills and capabilities.

“In the post-COVID era, companies must boost their employees’ skills. Unpad EdEx bridges this gap by connecting Unpad’s top-notch education with industry needs. This initiative aligns with Unpad’s goal to be a world-class university and contribute to Indonesia’s future economic growth,” said Mario Nicolas, CEO of Unpad EdEx.

With a commitment to bridging the gap between industry needs and educational offerings, Unpad EdEx ensures that professionals gain access to skills immediately implementable in their roles. The program’s inclusivity extends to professionals at all career levels, making it a dynamic solution for upskilling and reskilling across diverse sectors.

Catalyzing Indonesia’s Future Economic Growth

Beyond providing high-quality executive education for professionals at all levels, Unpad EdEx also serves its mission as the catalyst of Indonesia’s economic growth. By nurturing a highly skilled workforce, Unpad EdEx envisions shaping the nation’s economic future.

How Unpad EdEx supports executive upskilling and reskilling

“We’re committed to enhancing Unpad EdEx’s learning content from Unpad’s faculties, tailored to industry needs. Through Unpad EdEx, we aim to boost Indonesia’s human resource quality, positively impacting the performance of associated organizations and Indonesia’s growing economy,” added Mario.

Unpad EdEx pioneers the practical step into improving the quality of Indonesian human resources and workforce for better economic growth. Collaborating with key industry players, this innovative approach addresses industry demands and prepares professionals for the evolving landscape.

To support Unpad EdEx’s mission of providing accessible and quality education, Content Collision offered a variety of media relations services. These included inviting media publications to the launch event, managing media participation during the event, and assisting Unpad EdEx in fostering positive relationships with the media.

Click here to visit Unpad EdEx’s website.

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