Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Industries Involvement

Your activities

You will be involved in the day to day activities in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) or in Industries of your chosen field. Your involvement can be in the form of internship or volunteering aiming to get a better understanding of how SMEs and industries work in a developing country such as Indonesia, and to strengthen your skills and experience in SME and industry engagement. In addition to experiencing a different work culture, you will also have the opportunity to contribute and improve the existing work culture in Indonesia.

Eligibility

You should be at least 18 years old, in a good health, ready and enjoy a different way of life, enjoy communicating with people, enjoy mechanical works, and speak English. You are required to cover your travel expenses and insurance cost prior to your arrival.

Price and coverage

The price will cover picking up at the airport, room/accommodation, meals twice a day at home if accommodated by host family (volunteers have to spend about USD 4 a day for meals if accommodated in a guest house), maximum three days city orientation, and consultation whenever necessary during the whole stay. Contact us for a quote.

Registration Procedure

Please send your application stating when you would like to start and for how long, your cv/resume, copy of passport if you already have, and a passport photograph. Please send the scanned copies first to our E-Mail address and then the printed version to our postal address.

Living Arrangements

You will live either in a host family, homestay, or a guest house, based on your preference, depending on the availability of each. Your payments include breakfast, and upon request, dinner, if you stay with a host family.

Leisure Activities

In the weekends you can visit touristic sites around Makassar. We offer Ecotours to either around Makassar, to Kahyangan excursion island, Malino tropical forest, Bantimurung waterfall, Bira white sand beach, or Toraja cultural village with ancient catacomb and festivities.  A selection of these Ecotours is free for volunteers depending on the length of your stay. During one week vacation given each month, you can explore other beautiful places in Indonesia such as Bali, Toraja, and Lombok.  If applicable you will also be invited to traditional wedding ceremonies or family/neighborhood gatherings, as a means to experience Indonesia’s beautiful and fascinating culture.

Background

Makassar has always been a city of trade. Its centuries-old history dated back since the thirteenth century as a trade centre in eastern Indonesia. This is especially due to the maritime culture of its people and the presence of a busy harbour as a collection point for trade in spices: connecting merchants from China, Arabia, India, Siam, Java, Malay, and Celebes; and trading goods from many places either brought by the visitors or brought by Buginese-Makassarese sailor-traders from their voyages to other places as far as Australia. This trade culture has evolved Makassar into a city of trade and industries today.

In its role as a training provider, LPTM has been very close to the industries in providing training to employees and supply of trained workers. The consistent relation of LPTM with KADIN (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and APINDO (Employers Association) makes the relationship even stronger. These enable us to arrange volunteering and internship activities for overseas students who are interested in gaining experience for personal improvement as well as for study purpose.  The volunteering and internship activities are also available for professional and retirees to share their skills and knowledge while enjoying being away from home for a while.

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