Educational institutions key to improve HR quality of MSMEs

Bina Amanah Entrepreneurship Training Center
Bina Amanah Entrepreneurship Training Center has been collaborating with Trisakti University’s Faculty of Economics and Business to provide technical assistance and support for MSMEs.

Jakarta, IO – One of the government’s key plank strategies to assist micro, small, and mid-sized enterprises (MSMEs) is through the national economic recovery (PEN) program which involves various elements, including financial service institutions, community and non-governmental organizations, as well as educational institutions. 

The role of educational institutions in particular is very important to continuously provide technical assistance and training to help MSMEs survive and thrive, by improving the quality of human resource (HR) in the key economic sector that plays an essential part of the Indonesian economy. 

One of such institutions is Bina Amanah, a business and entrepreneurship training center, which regularly organizes education and training programs for MSMEs, in collaboration with Trisakti University’s Faculty of Economics and Business. 

The university develops educational materials for MSMEs under its student creativity program (PKM). Bina Amanah’s one-year entrepreneurship training program is intended for college dropouts, housewives, retirees, and other communities in need, provided free of charge. The training is delivered by its members consisting of various MSMEs engaged in the food and beverage, workshops, tailoring, jewelry, clothing, grocery and ornamental plants businesses. 

Wiwik Robiatul Adawiyah, an HR management lecturer at Trisakti University, said the training provides participants with new knowledge and ideas, as well as the ability to work together in teams by encouraging them to build good communication, be open and transparent and willing to embrace diverse opinions of fellow partners. 

“Team members must trust one another and maintain commitment and loyalty. In addition, there must be one member who acts as a wise leader and is willing to listen to the opinions of other team members. Team members must have the same vision and mission so that teamwork becomes easier, smoother and sustainable,” she explained. 

The business development material adopts the concept of sharia economy in reference to Bank Indonesia, namely sense of ownership, doing just and fair business, balanced growth, and mutually beneficial business relationships. The capacity building material, meanwhile, aims to provide new business ideas or develop existing businesses, the importance of collaboration to develop a sustainable business and fostering a solid teamwork. (eka)