Newsdelivers.com – Digital acceleration in Indonesia is actually quite capable. Evidently, even during the pandemic, Indonesia was able to produce decacorn and unicorn startups. Well, unfortunately, this is not accompanied by the availability of sufficient Human Resources (HR), especially in the field of data scientists.
Indonesia needs data talent considering that this field is still very rare. While many companies need more data scientists to grow their business.
Based on the predictions of the World Bank and McKinsey, Indonesia needs at least 9 million workers for big data for the 2015-2030 period. So, the average human resource needed reaches 600,000 per year.
“In fact, now the availability of human resources in this field is still limited. So, it’s not surprising that many companies dare to give a high salary to a data scientist because of the scarcity,” said Juventia Vicky, President of Hacktiv8 Indonesia.
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For this reason, Hacktiv8 invites the younger generation from Gen Z to millennials to join the scholarship program. Even Hacktiv8 has prepared a fund of Rp 500 million for 20 students who are interested in a career as a data scientist.
The scholarship program entitled Indonesia Urgently Needs Data Scientist, which will be announced Monday, September 27, 2021, is held in order to support Indonesia in the availability of human resources, especially data scientists.
“Although this Hacktiv8 event will be held online, it is possible that they will get more benefits. We are sincerely determined to create a young generation who are experts in the field of data scientists. Because if you look at it, Indonesia is already in the urgency stage in finding data scientists, ” said Adhitia Hidayat, Head of Project Lead Hacktiv8.
The program, which has just started in 2021, will go through a series of short stages including direct selection through the Hacktiv8 MasterClass event, file selection, and interviews. Hacktiv8 will free anyone to register for this program, including participants with any educational background.
In addition, there will be several awards for those who successfully pass this scholarship program. In the future, there will also be 10 younger generations selected for each batch to become qualified and superior data scientists.
For information, Hacktiv8 is an education and training startup that focuses on nurturing trained and competent digital talent. In addition, Hacktiv8 also partners with a number of prestigious startups such as Investree, Loket, Sirclo, Xendit, so that they are able to help graduates find jobs after graduation. How, are you interested in becoming a data scientist for an advanced and superior Indonesia?