Singapore’s Republic Polytechnic has joined forces with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism to develop young tourism talent.
The college, along with four Indonesian national tourism institutions, have officially launched a 36-month “Hospitality & Tourism Capability Development Programme” in Indonesia.
The new training programme, which is supported and funded by Singapore’s Temasek Foundation International, aims to enhance teaching practices and share best practices among government and industry partners in Indonesia’s tourism sector.
The four Indonesian national tourism institutions will work with Republic Polytechnic to address issues specific to Bandung, Makassar, Medan and Bali. The Singapore college will share its problem-based educational concept with its new partners. Training components will include social media and branding, quality assurance and productivity management.
“RP prides itself in providing our students with a holistic learning experience and skilled and experienced faculties to facilitate their development into industry-ready professionals,” said Republic Polytechnic’s principal & CEO, Yeo Li Pheow. “We look forward to sharing our problem-based learning pedagogy and best practices with the national tourism institutions.”
Dr HM Ahman Sya, Indonesia’s Deputy Minister for Tourism Institutional Development, said that it is vital that his country develops “skilled talents who will contribute to our nation’s economy”.
“We believe that today’s talents are the building blocks of our future success,” he added.
The programme will be co-funded by Temasek Foundation and Indonesia’s the Ministry of Tourism.