Nemangkawi Mining Institute and Papuan Affairs Departement Increases the Quality of Human Resources in Papua
28 August 2018
Overview of the Nemangkawi Mining Institute (NMI)
When the Nemangkawi Mining Institute opened in 2003, the only vocational courses offered were for Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Operators and Underground Mine Workers. In the first year, 170 interns registered for these programs. Since then, NMI grew with more than 20 vocational course now open.
NMI has provided training to more than 3,800 apprentices, of which 2,100 are now in permanent positions. Today, NMI has more than 900 active apprentices in the program.
The Institute was also a pioneer in developing the standardization of work assessment tests in Papua. Adapted specifically for aptitude tests and the ability to train, these tests lead directly to apprenticeship or pre-apprenticeship programs.
In 2006, the three-year D3 Commerce Administration program began in collaboration with the Semarang State Polytechnic. In 2007, a two-year Master’s of Business Administration program began in collaboration with the School of Business and Management - Bandung Institute of Technology. In the 2012, NMI started the Papuan Bridge Program.
HR Quality Improvement
To improve competency and quality human resources and establish a good work ethic, NMI provides training for prospective indigenous Papuans employees who have or will work at PTFI or with contractors through the Papuan Sustainable Human Capital Development program. When developing this program, NMI collaborated with the Garda Kerta Raharja training institute in Bogor. To date, the following seven groups of employees and prospective employees participated in the sessions in Bogor.
-Batch I: Apprentice students for PTFI
-Batch II-VI: Papuan Sustainable Human Capital Development program students
-Batch VII: 32 Apprentice students for PTFI and four students from the Papuan program
Total of PHSCD 2017 to 2018 Participants
|Batch I||38||All Apprentice|
|Batch VII||35||31 Apprentice & 4 PSHCD|
Senior NMI Manager Soleman Faluk explained there are so many benefits to be gained from this training and the Bogor sessions. He also said participants are reminded to always take good care of themselves, maintain the good name of NMI, PTFI and especially the good name of Papua.
Faluk said knowledge, communication skills and good behavior in the workplace will greatly improve performance. The Bogor sessions show the company's commitment to developing employees, especially Papuan employees. The purpose of this program is to teach discipline and form the character of prospective employees so they have a strong work ethic, good discipline, and superior character to become professional and successful employees.
Since starting, there have been 268 participants of Papuan Sustainable Human Capital Development program. Some trainees now work at PTFI with about 90 percent working at contracting companies
"The training results are very good," said Soleman Faluk. "We get positive feedback from companies that employ participants, including from supervisors. There were one or two who have problems with attendance, but we believe the human development process is part of a process,” he said.
The additional training in discipline, increased motivation and character building will allow participants to show their best as employees," Soleman Faluk explained. (Hendrikus)
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