UGM Youth Studies Centre (YouSure) recently organized collaboration research last March-April 2021 using the multistage random sampling technique method. Along with the research agency of Presidential Studies, they conducted the research on the community perception over the world development of professional and young generation in the middle of the digital era in 34 provinces in Indonesia. From the result, it can be concluded that a good human resource supported by social, economic, cultural aspects was highly important to produce a more productive young generation in seeking future jobs, moreover if the human capital skill of technology is included. That would be a perfect package of ideal workers.
Nowadays, the digital era has been familiar for the workers as the world of society keeps evolving. However, YouSure and Indonesia Presidential Studies found out 53.2 percent of the community's agreed human capital and economy had become variables to determine their future. Meanwhile, there was a bigger percentage that has bigger leverage to form ideal workers. It was 55.7 percent for digital technology operation.
"If we don't have them, our chances will also get smaller," said Nyarwi Ahmad as the researcher in the Presidential Studies as well as the lecturer in the Communication Studies, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences broadcasted through Youtube of UGM Youth Studies Centre on Thursday (20/5).
Then, seeing the responses from the young generation, it seemed that they were quite optimistic in encountering a new challenge on the digital works. Oki Rahadianto as the YouSure researcher, the lecturer from Sociology Studies, believed that most Indonesian youths were ready and were currently preparing efforts towards community welfare. He considered optimism as the main weapon to face the digital era.
"Optimism to face the future is important as an effort of national awakening. We should keep this with us," Oki said.
Oki added that there were a few aspects to support the youths in facing the contemporary digital era. First, exploration, secondly, social-global networking, and the third is solidarity. These points gradually form Indonesian youths to be actively involved in the world of social development.
Author: Aji Maulana