The increasing cases of layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges for the people in Indonesia. Thus, President University through the President Development Center (PDC) opens free online classes to equip the community with the competencies that will be needed not just during the pandemic but even after it ends.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape. What currently happening is, many businesses are shrinking, although there are also some that are increasing. No wonder, layoffs arise everywhere. And the wave of layoffs will not stop anytime soon. So, we all need to be prepared,” explained J.B. Susetiyo, Director of PDC.
In dealing with possible layoffs, PDC provides an entrepreneurship class. J.B. Susetiyo argued that with the uprising problems from a pandemic in the community, new business opportunities will also increase which can be turned into a source of income.
This entrepreneurship class does not only offer theory, but participants will also be actively involved in discussions with facilitators who are practitioners and lecturers of President University to sharpen ideas and execute their ideas.
For those who are not interested in becoming entrepreneurs, PDC organizes other training classes to sharpen their skills so they can compete in the new normal era. “PDC believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will create a new era called new normal. For example, our working culture will be changed. We must be ready to face this era,” said J.B. Susetiyo.
In addition to entrepreneurship, PDC has also opened classes for Marketing, Digital Business Literacy, Industrial Relations, and Transformational leadership. Everything is held online and is free of charge. For information and registration, participants can directly send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]