Diageo Indonesia and BRITCHAM Indonesia started a collaboration in implementing the Learning for Life program in Indonesia. The Learning for Life program is part of the Society’s 2030 commitment, Diageo’s 10-year plan to create a more inclusive and sustainable world, supporting workers in various countries in honing skills and increasing job opportunities. At the virtual opening ceremony, Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno welcomed and rooting for this collaboration, expressing his excitement because the collaborative program will directly take positive effect to local young adults who have been laid off from the service and hospitality industry.
Learning for Life’s focus on providing training to workers in the tourism and hospitality sector is in line with Diageo’s grand plan, to help 1.5 million people working in the tourism and hospitality industry worldwide. As of 2021, Diageo has implemented Learning for Life programs and carried out various skills training initiatives for more than 200,000 workers worldwide. Also present in the launching event were Dendy A. Borman, Diageo Indonesia’s Director of Corporate Relations and Chris Wren, Executive Director of BRITCHAM Indonesia. The Learning for Life program will facilitate training for 200 workers in the tourism and hospitality sector, with a focus on training in English as well as business and accounting. This opportunity will be given to those who have just graduated from (vocational) school and junior workers with less than 24 months of service who are affected by layoffs due to the pandemic. Apart from providing training to improve skills and knowledge in the tourism and service industries, Diageo Indonesia and BritCham Indonesia are also planning a skills certification program and job placement opportunities.