Sinar Mas Land Provides Coding Scholarships to Dozens of Youths in Tangerang Regency

05 Apr 2022
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BSD City, April, 5 2022 – Late last year, Indonesian Minister of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate said Indonesia needed 12.5 million digital talents to succeed in accelerating the national digital transformation. This has motivated Sinar Mas Land, through the Digital Hub, to contribute to creating a digital workforce.

Since 2017, the company has implemented coding education and training scholarship program to empower the younger generation in Tangerang Regency. This year, Digital Hub provides scholarships to dozens of young people on Tuesday (04/05/2022) at the BSD City Marketing Office Building.

The coding scholarships were given symbolically by A. Zaki Iskandar (Tangerang Regent), Dulhak (Head of PAUD and Public Education Office of Tangerang Regency), Irawan Harahap (Chief of Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development at Sinar Mas Land), and the board of directors of Sinar Mas Land, to the scholarship recipients.

The Sinar Mas Land Coding Scholarship is intended for young people who have completed high school education and the equivalent. Scholarship recipients will undergo coding education and training at a number of non-vocational institutions, including Binar Academy, Purwadhika Digital Technology School, and Techpolitan, for four months.

In December 2021, Sinar Mas Land and the Tangerang Regency Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for educational scholarships and coding training for communities around the Tangerang Regency area.

Tangerang Regent A. Zaki Iskandar said "We really appreciate Sinar Mas Land's efforts to continue to contribute to the development of superior human resources in the form of opportunities to receive digital education for our young generation in Tangerang Regency. We hope that the scholarship recipients can have a sustainable impact, and open up business and job opportunities so that in the next 10-20 years Indonesia will be able to compete in the world's technology vortex, starting from the BSD City Digital Hub."

On the same occasion, Sinar Mas Land's Chief of Digital Tech Ecosystem & Development Irawan Harahap said "This program is expected to improve the quality of Indonesia's digital human resources, especially from BSD City and its surroundings.

The provision of educational scholarships and coding training is a concrete step for Digital Hub to support the Indonesian government in producing digital talents in the country with global standards, so that they can contribute to improving the Indonesian economy.”

Sinar Mas Land has developed the 26-hectare Digital Hub in BSD City. The area is dedicated to communities, educational institutions, start-ups, and multinational companies in the technology, digital, and creative industries.

Digital Hub is now home to leading technology companies such as Traveloka, Grab, Apple Developer Academy, NTT, Juniper, and a number of other technology companies.