education and training
improving workforce skills
To bring training programs to communities near our Riau and East Kalimantan operations, PT CPI works with local government, nongovernmental and youth organizations and educational institutions. Our goal is to help communities diversify their economies and increase job opportunities for young people, students in need, and women through skills development.
In 2011 with the help of a local organizer, we launched Vocational Training for Employment and Entrepreneurs (VoTEE), now known as Vocational Training for Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development (VOTED). Our first year, we had more than 375 program beneficiaries, and the next year more than 670 women and teenagers received training. Coursework varies year to year but in general covers automotive, electrical, motor and air-conditioning technical skills, welding, heavy equipment operation, woodworking, rigging, audio technician skills, entrepreneurship, handmade and batik fabric making, beauty salon work, sewing and cooking. In Duri, we partner with Riau Caltex Polytechnic and, in some instances, provide capital to graduates starting their own businesses.
With VOTED as our new name in 2019, we welcomed Dhuafa Wallet Independent Institute, or Institut Kemandirian Dompet Dhuafa (IKDD), as an operational program partner. Today, 315 individuals from 24 districts in 7 cities of Riau Province participate, gaining skills to compete for better employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. Training includes fashion design, food manufacturing, motorbike maintenance, computer repair, graphic design and welding.
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the VOTED program
In 2001, in collaboration with the Riau provincial government, we established the first polytechnic institution in Riau, the Riau Caltex Polytechnic (PCR), to train local students for jobs in the industrial sector. The polytechnic now has 1,500 students enrolled and offers a curriculum to match the province’s business needs and contribute to its economic growth. Overall, PCR offers eight diploma programs – computer engineering, electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering, mechatronics, accounting, multimedia IT engineering, industrial information systems and advanced telecommunications engineering. PCR is growing and currently it is self-funded and independent from Chevron.
In Banda Aceh, we built Aceh Polytechnic with our partners in the long-term recovery effort following the 2004 tsunami. More than 3,800 students have graduated from these two schools.
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After graduation, DCR beneficiaries found employment as government officials, employees at national and multinational companies, teachers, lecturers, doctors, and consultants. Some are also working at Chevron.
Chevron’s UPP works with more than 100 colleges and university partners around the world to help attract and develop talented students and lecturers who can help achieve a more technically proficient global workforce. In Indonesia, the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) are UPP university partners. We provide strategic and multifaceted supports, which include scholarships, grants, funding for faculty positions and laboratory upgrades.
For URP, Chevron partners with Riau State University (UNRI), Riau Islamic University (UIR), University of Lancang Kuning (UNILAK), and Riau Muhammadiyah University (UMRI). We help provide capacity building enhancement both for students and lecturers, infrastructure improvement of the recipient universities, and higher accreditation of selected study program.