Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir and Minister of Education and Technology Nadiem Anwar Makarim. Photo/Ist
“With digitization Many jobs will be lost, the type of business will also change. Studies in 3 countries America, Germany and Australia say all these countries will lose jobs compared to those that grow. In America alone, 6.1 million will be lost,” said Erick Thohir during a public lecture at the University of Education Indonesia (UPI) recently.
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Erick added that now is the era of economic growth based on capabilities rather than human resources (HR). So it is not only the infrastructure that is built, but the people are also built to have the ability.
“Earlier I talked to the Chancellor, I talked to many Chancellors and I was often invited not only to universities and also Islamic boarding schools. We have never sat down whose name is our link and match, connecting who graduated who will get a job in the future, even though With digitization, many jobs will be lost, the type of business will change,” he explained.
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Here are nine types of jobs that will be lost in 2030:
1. Food preparation service personnel
2. Office administration staff
3. Transportation service personnel
4. Non-auto manufacturing production force
5. Construction and extraction
6. Tradisional farming, fishing and forestry
7. Sales and related field
8. Social media manager
9. Security services
Therefore, Erick encourages Universities to be prepared to face working conditions that are predicted to disappear in the next few years.
In addition, there will be 17 million new jobs in the technology sector. “Everything will be technology, want education, want agriculture, want mining, we will launch 5G mining 5G mining at Freeport,” he said.
Erick explained that Indonesia needs 17 million workers who are Tech-Savy or technology literate in 2024. He hopes that UPI and other universities can encourage the development of education to meet these needs.
In addition to conveying the types of jobs that will be lost, Erick also conveyed the talent needs in the future, including:
1. Data scientist dan analyst
2. Artificial intelligence expert
3. Software dan game developer
4. Analis big data
5. Block chain developer
6. Market research
7. Digital marketing
9. Digital content (YouTuber, Tiktok)