We aim to address youth skill mismatch by taking the opportunity from the current digital momentum
What is the problem?
Skill mismatch for high school graduates
The unemployment rate of high school graduates is the highest (8.37%) compared to other education levels in Indonesia.
(Source: World Bank World Development Indicators 2017)
The digital momentum
Growing job opportunities in Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) sector
Shortage of ICT Workers
A report by KPMG estimates that Indonesia will experience a shortage of 9 million skilled and semi-skilled ICT workers between 2015-2030.
Formal degree not needed!
Current job openings in ICT sector do not require formal education degree, but emphasize on comprehension of relevant skills.
Job-ready IT Curriculum
Collaborate with industry partners to develop job-ready curriculum
Engage professional programmers and ICT field graduates as mentors
2 month intensive or 6 month weekly Bootcamp at high school (SMA/SMK)
Internship program with industry partners to develop and refine work skills
Meet the team
Amanda Simandjuntak, Co-founder
Amanda is an independent digital and e-commerce consultant, with specialty in developing scalable e-commerce solutions on strategies, operations and technologies. She has worked with leading retailers, multinational companies and startups in Indonesia. She co-founded of Kolibrii Commerce, a leading e-commerce consultancy based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She also initiated, developed an online crowdfunding competition to raise fund to build community health center and water well at Nusa Tenggara Timur. She also mentored and trained youth in Cilincing in web development which inspires her to start Markoding. Amanda graduated with a computer science degree from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.
Rhita Simorangkir, Ph.D., Co-founder
Rhita Simorangkir is a Researcher at CERGE, Charles University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University, USA. Motivated by her research interest in development economics, she is aspired to get involved directly in solving pressing problems in developing countries. Her interest to serve disadvantaged children began from her experience tutoring disadvantaged children in mathematics and readings in Prumpung, one of Jakarta’s slum areas. She has worked with prominent economics professors and research centers both in the US and in Indonesia.