Indonesia, 30 April 2021 – Indonesia, 30 April 2021 – The rapid development of the technology industry is directly proportional to the increasing need for digital talents. This encourages Tokopedia to continue collaborating with various parties to hone digital talents.
“For example, through Tokopedia Academy, a platform to hone Indonesia’s digital talents in order to encourage the creation of more innovations that can make people’s lives easier, and ultimately advance the national technology industry,” said Tokopedia Academy Lead, Siti Fauziah.
Welcoming National Education Day on 2 May 2021, Tokopedia shares five programs under Tokopedia Academy that support the development of Indonesia’s digital talents.
- Tokopedia Goes to Campus
This program allows students to take part in sharing sessions with Tokopedia’s technology experts to hone their skills before starting a career in a technology company.
“During February-April 2021, there were thousands of participants from hundreds of universities in Indonesia and abroad participating in this program,” said Siti.
2. START Summit
Tokopedia’s annual technology conference is a forum for technology activists to exchange insights and experiences in order to form a collaborative ecosystem. “The first time it was held in February 2020, the START Summit was attended by more than 2.000 participants and watched by more than 50.000 viewers on Tokopedia Play,” added Siti.
On the other hand, START Summit Extension is a continuation of START Summit which is held monthly. There is also the annual START Women in Tech event which accommodates female digital talents to inspire more women to pursue careers in technology.
3. Product Design Academy
Digital talents, especially in the field of Product Design, can improve their technical skills in designing products more comprehensively through this 9-month program. Apart from getting a learning curriculum from a mentor, participants can also be involved in product development with various teams at Tokopedia.
4. Tokopedia DevCamp
DevCamp is Tokopedia’s training program in the form of an intensive 6-day hackathon to improve digital talents, especially final year students to fresh graduates, in developing digital products.
5. Collaboration with Universities
Tokopedia through Tokopedia Academy has collaborated with various educational institutions. One of them is the University of Indonesia to launch the Tokopedia-UI AI Center of Excellence, the first AI development center in Indonesia.
In addition, Tokopedia is also collaborating with Unika Atma Jaya to create and implement e-commerce course modules.
“Availability, readiness and maturity in digital talents are keys to realizing a more globally competitive technology industry ecosystem. Tokopedia will collaborate more intensively with strategic partners in order to advance the country’s technology industry,” concluded Siti.
Tokopedia, as an Indonesian technology company, has a mission to democratize commerce through technology. Tokopedia’s vision is to build a Super Ecosystem where anyone can start and discover anything. To this day, Tokopedia has empowered millions of merchants and users across the marketplace and digital goods, financial technology and payment, logistics and fulfillment, including Mitra Tokopedia.
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