November 2020 – June 2025

Client : Ministry of Energy


Power generation from renewable sources becomes increasingly important for the sustainable economic development of Indonesia.Despite of the increasing importance for sustainable development, renewable energy projects in Indonesia are still characterized with a very high failure rate at project level due to the lack of technical support for conceptualization, installation, operation and maintenance. The Government of Indonesia (GoI) is aware of this skills mismatch and is committed to strengthen vocational education and training in order to provide qualified graduates meeting the requirements of the private sector.
The project objective is to enable competent design, planning, installation, operation and maintenance of RE plants through the availability of qualified staff relevant to labour market needs. This will be achieved through the availability of qualified personal with higher-level skills competencies graduating from relevant formal and non-formal tertiary level education and training programs. This will result in more and better jobs in the sector through an improved labour market matching that also stimulates the renewable energy market. In the long-term, the project will thereby also contribute to improved access to electricity from RE sources and a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Component 1 – Formal education: By the end of the project, it is expected that formal, multidisciplinary RE specialization programs at D4 level are in place and produce relevant graduates for the labour market in the RE sector. This will be done by: (i) clarifying and establishing roles and responsibilities among project partners; (ii) developing and accrediting a curriculum for D4 specialization program on RE; (iii) procuring required laboratory equipment and carrying out instructors’ training on lab equipment usage; (iv) developing instructional materials; (v) clarifying and implementing qualification standards & assessment procedures for D4 RE specialization; (vi) developing internship programs to be adopted by the private sector; (vii) training and certifying and enrolling students in the D4 RE specialization programs; and (ix) conducting tracer studies and monitoring the adoption of job placement services in polytechnics

(Component 2 – Non-formal education: Under this component, it is aimed that various training providers offer modular non-formal trainings in line with national skill standards, therefore enabling skills & knowledge upgrade relevant to the RE labour market. Project assistance will be provided in: (i) clarifying and establishing roles and responsibilities among project partners; (ii) defining curricula for modular solar PV and hydropower short-courses;
(iii) developing instructional materials; (iv) procuring laboratory equipment and carrying out instructors’ training; (v) reviewing qualification standards (IQF 3–4) and assessment procedures for solar PV and hydropower short courses; (vi) assessing teacher training needs, conducting
trainings to fill in gaps and certifying trainers; (vii) introducing modular RE courses at public and/or private training providers; and (viii) monitoring implementation in cooperation with the private sector.

Component 3 – Complementary Activities: The development and implementation of the two programs under component 1 and 2 will be supported by a third component on aspects such as on knowledge exchange, awareness and provision of information around these activities.