Wilmar Partners with Instiper to Develop Palm Oil Industry Talent with Scholarships

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PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – Wilmar, a global palm oil company, partnered with Institut Pertanian Stipper (Instiper) Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta to cultivate skilled candidates for the industry. The scholarships provided by the company aim to broaden access to higher education and prepare future workers adaptable to the palm oil sector.

Erlina Panitri, Wilmar’s Head of Human Capital, emphasized that the scholarships are part of the company’s efforts to enhance access to higher education for the children of workers and individuals with limited income residing near its operational areas. The goal is to equip them with necessary skills and opportunities for improved livelihoods.

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“For all these years, many children did not have much but have will to get higher education. Through Wilmar Indonesia Scholarship ini, we would like to bridge it,” Erlina said, as in the official statement to Palmoilmagazine.com, Wednesday, 26 June 2024.

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Besides providing access to get higher education, Wilmar and Instiper would prepare the superior worker candidates that would be adjustable in palm oil industries. This should support their education and contribute to develop sustainable palm oil industries. The selection of getting scholarship would involve the teachers from the schools of candidates and Instiper would confirm the quality of each candidate.

By the scholarship, Wilmar would provide some facilities, such as, living costs, education, development, monitoring, study materials, teachers from the company’s workers, and chance to get internship. “We have prepared these since in the college. The graduate would be ready professionally,” Erlina said.

Until now, Wilmar has accomplished one generation of work commitment that last for eight years. Most of the graduate are in strategic positions and would be the figure keys in their units. In the future, the company would cooperate with other universities in Indonesia.

In the previous generations, Wilmar had work commitment for those that got scholarship to work at the company. But start from this year, the company would give option for the participants that got scholarship to get careers in Wilmar or other companies. “Our goal is about to empower them to get many careers both in Wilmar and others, and be positively contributing for the industries and the people,” she said. (T2)

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