Padang Wicaksono, Lionel Priyadi, Oscar Vitriano


Abstract - After 1998 financial crisis, the growth of Indonesian manufactures sector had been dominated by
the technology intensive- tools and machinery sub sector. The development of tools and machinery sub-sector
should have increased the demand for skilled and specific labors namely vocational high school (VHS)
graduates. Nevertheless, the VHS graduates’ roles had relatively been reduced. Despite they have better
opportunities to develop their career in the long term, they are less likely to achieve supervisory or higher career
level because the diploma or undergraduates workers most likely occupy the level. One of the main factors
behind their lower career level prospects is due to rare opportunities to upgrade their skills through further On
the Job Training in the shop floor. Coincidently, this arguably happened due to the declining position of
Indonesian tools and machinery industry within global value chain from previously export oriented to domestic
market oriented. Therefore, the existing technology transfer relatively hardly needs sophisticated skills which
consequently could be delivered by less skilled workers such as general high school (GHS) graduates.

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