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Minister of SOEs Emphasizes the Importance of Young Generation Development, AP II and Untirta Synergize the Education and Aviation Sector

02 Oct 2021

AP II and Untirta sign MoU on Synergy in Education, Research and Community Service

Jakarta - BUMN encourages the younger generation to always develop to ensure Indonesia rises and competes towards the world's largest economy in 2045.

SOE Minister Erick Thohir in a scientific oration at the 40th Anniversary of the University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (Untirta), Banten, October 1, 2021, said human resources are the key in the increasingly tough competition in the future.

In line with that, BUMN also encourages the development of the younger generation to be ready to work in the business world through internship programs and others.

“We [SOEs] are now opening up internship opportunities for students at BUMN, one of which was signed [a memorandum of understanding] today with PT Angkasa Pura II and Untirta. This is part of our younger generation to be able to advance to class,” said the Minister of SOEs at the Untirta campus.

The Minister of SOEs added, “I believe that the students at Untirta will be the next big wave, ensuring that Indonesia rises, Indonesia competes, ensures that our economy must be balanced. We will become a big country in 2045 by entering the top 4-5 of the world economy.”

The Ministry of SOEs targets that by 2023 10% of the leadership in SOEs will be 42 years old, and the proportion of female leadership in SOEs must be 25%.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding (Memorandum of Understanding/MoU) between AP II and Untirta on Synergy in Education, Research and Community Service was carried out by President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin and Untirta Chancellor Fatah Sulaiman, witnessed directly by SOE Minister Erick Thohir .

President Director of AP II Muhammad Awaluddin said collaboration between the academic world and the business world could create a strong young generation as the nation's successor.

“AP II's collaboration with Untirta is very beneficial for the national aviation sector. As The Leading Indonesia's Airport Company, AP II together with Untirta can accelerate the development of national airports to increase competitiveness at regional and global levels, in order to contribute to Indonesia's economic growth."

“AP II and Untirta will jointly conduct various research, community service activities, training, seminars, workshops, and other activities. Untirta students can also do internships in the AP II environment, "explained Muhammad Awaluddin.

Furthermore, Muhammad Awaluddin said that AP II's collaboration with universities was expected to encourage the leadership regeneration program in BUMN in a good and smooth manner.

Untirta Chancellor Fatah Sulaiman said that AP II had supported the Merdeka Learning program.

"We would like to thank the board of directors and commissioners of PT Angkasa Pura II, which was witnessed directly by the Minister of [BUMN], for signing the MoU as well as providing a commitment to support the implementation of Merdeka Learning,"

Meanwhile, on the same occasion, AP II distributed 15 laptop units worth Rp. 100 million for facilities to support teaching and learning activities.

SOE Transformation
SOE Minister Erick Thohir emphasized that the transformation of human resources is the most important part of the ongoing SOE transformation program.

The transformation of BUMN is carried out through 5 main priorities, namely restructuring business capital, technology development and digitalization, balancing economic value as a corporation with public service functions, creating a healthy investment ecosystem and good business processes, and developing quality human resources.

"The transformation carried out is meaningless without human capital transformation," said the Minister of SOEs.

In addition, human resources in SOEs must also hold the core values ​​of AKHLAK, namely Trust, Competence, Harmony, Loyalty, Adaptive and Collaborative.