In West Jakarta, where the poverty rate has increased to 113,000 people in 2021, with an unemployment rate of 9%, there is a pressing need for intervention to alleviate poverty and provide economic opportunities for the active population. Recognizing the importance of Data Science skills in today’s world, YCAB Foundation, in collaboration with PT Lautan Luas Tbk has embarked on a mission to equip 500 high school students in West Jakarta with the necessary skills through the Data Science for Youth program. The goal is to prepare them for successful careers in the STEM field and address Indonesia’s need for 9 million digital talents by 2030.
The Data Science for Youth program has been designed to empower students and expand their horizons by exposing them to the vast potential of the STEM industry. As the pinnacle of this training program, the Lautan Luas Career Day serves as an exceptional platform for the students to explore the world of work and discover a myriad of career opportunities available to them.
To provide the students with practical insights and hands-on experiences, YCAB Foundation has organized an exclusive office tour, in collaboration with PT Lautan Luas Tbk, KUPU, and DANA, for the top 75 students. During the tour, the students will have the unique opportunity to engage with employees directly, asking questions and gaining a deeper understanding of their job descriptions and roles. Furthermore, the tour will culminate in a captivating mini talk show session, where experts from these companies will share their expertise on various STEM-related topics, with a focus on technology, such as “Data Driven Decision Making.”
Lautan Luas Career Day aims to bridge the gap between education and the industry by facilitating connections between students and potential employers. Through interactions with professionals who have excelled in their respective fields, the students will gain valuable insights and inspiration, motivating them to pursue careers in STEM disciplines. By witnessing real-world applications of Data Science and other STEM fields, the students will be better equipped to envision their future career paths and make informed decisions.
The collaboration between YCAB Foundation and PT Lautan Luas Tbk highlights a shared commitment to empowering youth and preparing them for a digital future. The Lautan Luas Career Day plays a crucial role in this endeavor, offering students a platform to connect with industry professionals, gain a deeper understanding of the skills and qualifications sought by employers, and ultimately shape their aspirations.
Lautan Luas Career Day, as part of the Data Science for Youth program, is a pivotal event aimed at empowering youth in West Jakarta and equipping them with the necessary tools for success in the digital age. Through meaningful interactions, exposure to STEM career paths, and valuable insights from industry experts, this event will undoubtedly inspire and guide students towards fulfilling and prosperous careers in the ever-evolving field of technology.