Mardika Parama (The Jakarta Post)

Jakarta ●
Wed, April 29, 2020

Nahdlatul-ulama, NU, online course, career center, Cooperative-SME-Ministry, State-Business-Ministry
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Nahdhalatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia’s largest Muslim mass organization, has launched online career center NUcareer.id to help its members apply for jobs and upgrade their skills, according to the organization’s officials.

The online platform was created through a collaboration between the organization’s trade association, NU Circle, and career center developer TopKarir Indonesia, and is designed to prepare young NU members to enter the labor market.

“We hope that through this platform, santri [Islamic boarding school students] and old santri will have the same job opportunities as everyone else, ”said Bayu Janitra, NU Circle’s talent development manager, at the platform’s online launch on Wednesday.

The platform provides job search and posting functionality, scholarship and internship information, and an online training and certification center.

Minister of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Teten Masduki, who also attended the launching ceremony, expressed hope that the platform would help pesantren (Islamic boarding school) graduates find employment in the formal sector.

“During my visit with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to the premises pesantren, numerous kyai [Islamic teacher] expressed hope that their students could have a professional career. Hopefully the career center can develop the skills of our santri“said Teten.

The app uses the TopKarir platform but is operated by NU and prioritizes NU members, although the website is accessible to the general public, said NU Circle president Gatot Prio Utomo.

In addition to the launch of the career center, Bayu said the organization is also developing an end-to-end programming training course for students. santri in collaboration with the state lender Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and the Indonesian Association of Experts in Islamic Economics (IAEI).

“We are developing the Santri Developer program to provide end-to-end online and offline training to our santri. We hope that the Ministry of Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Cooperatives can support the initiative, ”he said.

NU claims to have around 60 million members across the country and has had a major influence on the politics and government of the country since its founding in 1926.

Ma’ruf Amin, a senior religious official within the organization, was elected the country’s vice president in 2019.



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