Association for Swiss International Technical Connection


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Indonesia - Overview

As a result of an in-depth evaluation, SITECO chose Indonesia as location for its pilot project. The objective is to promote dual vocational education and training in line with the Swiss model in Indonesia, which itself constitutes a large emerging country with increasingly important trade and industrial relations with Switzerland.


Indonesia - Campus ATMI Cikarang

In Cikarang, the industrial area of Jakarta, an educational center was erected and enlarged on the campus area of ATMI Akademi Technik Mesin Insdustri for polymechanics, mechatronics and industrial design engineers.

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Indonesia - APII

Association of Polytechnics and Industry Indonesia

The concept of APII was developed by SITECO together with the school management of ATMI Cikarang. Not before long, this resulted in seeing 3 leading Polytechnics becoming active in addition, namely ATMI Solo, Polman Bandung and Polman ASTRA.



SITECO organised an advanced education program on behalf of the Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education RISTEKDIKTI in 2017 for a total of 30 Indonesian vocational teachers. For one group of aircraft technicians, this training took place in Switzerland at SR Technics at Zurich Airport, in combination with zbw Center for Vocational Higher Education, St. Gallen.

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Indonesia - S4C

SECO signed a Letter of Intent with the Indonesian Ministry of Industry in February 2017 aiming at a more intense cooperation in the field of vocational training. As a direct result, a consortium comprising Swisscontact, the Bern University of Applied Science and SITECO worked out the concept S4C Skills for Competitiveness for the build-up of 5 new Polytechnics in industrial development areas in Indonesia. In January 2018, SECO sanctioned the concept, which was followed by the conclusion of a Contract Implementation Agreement with the Consortium.



Starting point Brazil: Lack of specialists and lack of quality work. In Brazil - especially in the construction sector - there is a great shortage of skilled workers who can perform quality work. While the industrial sector is strongly driven...

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The partnership between SITECO and the Bern University of Applied Sciences, in collaboration with a leading Ghanaian engineering school and the Arthur Waser Foundation in Lucerne, aims at the further development of technical vocational education...



On the one hand……
-  there exist legal frameworks for praxis-oriented learning, whereas a mere 2% apprenticeship in training positions exist. The target is 75%...