Reporter, Reynas Abdila

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – The fast-paced digitalization trend in various sectors including business world making Indonesia face the need for experts in the field of information technology (IT).

New personnel in the IT field that have been successfully produced by universities have not fully met these needs.

Responding to these challenges, Refocus Digital Academy is present in Indonesia as an online education platform that focuses on turning someone into a professional in the digital industry.

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The Refocus team teaches people the digital profession, where this field is in demand by the market and will last for a long time.

CEO & Founder of Refocus Education Project Roman Kumay Vyas said Indonesia has more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia’s geographical conditions determine IT development and the accessibility of services and technology.

“We estimate that 40 percent of the job vacancy growth in the next two years will result in a huge recruitment need in the market,” said Roman, Friday (23/9/2022).

“We want people to have good educational opportunities and use skills that allow them to earn more, continue to grow and develop various products to achieve their goals,” he continued.

Based on the records of the Ministry of Manpower (Kemenaker), the need for labor in ICT is expected to continue to increase from 2022 to 2025.

The projected need for this year is 1.23 million people. The number is expected to increase by 21.4 percent to 1.49 million people in 2023.

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However, the number of experts in the IT field in the country is still far from demand, both in terms of quality and quantity.

According to McKinsey research, Indonesia needs 9 million digital professionals during the period 2015 – 2030.

This means that Indonesia must be able to produce 600,000 digital graduates on average every year.

Of these needs, universities in Indonesia are only able to meet around 100,000 – 200,000 digital graduates, which means there is a gap of around 400,000 – 500,000 digital graduates.

These deficiencies have the potential to hinder the company’s digital transformation process in various industries, including banking.

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