Technology training is not limited to students at science or technology colleges. In Indonesia, Islamic boarding school students in Jakarta, Java, and Madura can also get the opportunity to learn mobile devices repair skills.
The training is provided by Indonesian telco Telkomsel, after making an agreement with one of the county’s largest Muslim organizations Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). The organization will now provide entrepreneurship training to 50 representatives of NU-owned boarding schools in Indonesia. In this program, students are trained to repair mobile phones with proper equipment, a computer, and training manuals. The students will earn a training certificate at the end. They will also get tovisit the Telkomsel Telecommunication Center (TTC) to see the SIM card production process.
Yunita Primastuti, GM of community management at Telkomsel, explains:
Telkomsel wanted to help the younger generation to engage in positive activities and gain skills that can be used for self-development. In addition to NU, we also consistently give mobile phone repair training to children who have dropped-put of school, and physically disabled people. This training is our commitment to develop Indonesia.
Most technology training in Indonesia is given to students at engineering schools, as done by mobile vendor IMO with its scholarship to China for its students. I think this training for general school students is a good initiative to empower people with technology skills at a time when Indonesia is growing in the ICT field.