Tuesday, 3 October 2017 14:09:32

Drafting the National Working Competency Standard (SKKNI) for Sustainable Cacao

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Dr. Ir. Bambang Gatut N, M.Si. of Puslatan delivers his speech during the opening session of drafting the National Working Competency Standards  (Standar Kompetensi Kerja Nasional/SKKNI) for Sustainable Cacao Cultivation in Bogor, West Java, September 25, 2017. This activity is conducted for three days and fully participated by the members of drafting team, member of CSP, and other experts from the stakeholders of cacao sector. (CSP)

Bogor, September 25, 2017—As part of the planning of Cocoa Sustainability Partnership with its members and other stakeholders for cacao sector, the Curriculum and Training Modules for Sustainable Cacao Cultivation and Post Harvest will be issued in 2017. And in order to finalize those curriculum and training modules, the first and important phase to be prepared is the drafts of National Working Competency Standard of Indonesia (Standar Kompetensi Kerja Nasional Indonesia/SKKNI) for Sustainable Cacao Cultivation.

During this three days workshop, the members of drafting team for SKKNI are gathering in Bogor, West Java, in finalizing the first draft of certain standard competencies. Furthermore, staffs of the Center for Agricultural Training (Puslatan), The Center for Counseling and Human Resource Development of Agriculture (BPPSDMP), Ministry of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia, are highly contributing during the sessions of this drafting processes.

In his speech, The Head of Puslatan, Dr. Ir. Widi Hardjono, M.Sc., stresses out that this activity is the description form in action of our hardworking as the efforts to improve and develop the agricultural sector in Indonesia, particularly cacao plantation. Moreover, he mentions that the expected output as the implementation of these curriculum and training modules, and working competency standards of sustainable cacao cultivation is that Indonesia in the future is not only producing raw materials, but also to develop the processing technology to produce high-quality products.

The objective of these competency standards is how to prepare the competency of Indonesian human resources, especially the youths, in cacao sector that they can gain abilities and skills in order to compete in the free market.” As Dr. Ir. Widi Hardjono, M.Sc. delivers during his directional speech for the opening ceremony of the workshop for Drafting the National Working Competency Standard of Indonesia for Sustainable Cacao Cultivation.

In the similar occasion, Imam Suharto as Chairman of Supervisory Board of Cocoa Sustainability Partnership expresses that this drafting the national curriculum and training modules, and working competency standards is part of synergy initiatives among CSP and Minister of Agriculture, Republic of Indonesia. “CSP expects that all parties who are actively engaged into this drafting processes can provide their supports, especially during its implementation processes.”

The working competency standard itself has approximately thirty three standards which cover the activities since the preparation of land until post harvest.

As the previous objectives, in the last day of this workshop, the first draft of National Working Competency Standards for Sustainable Cacao Cultivation can be achieved. And the draft will be discussed further in the upcoming activities. (CSP)

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