Committed to generating solutions to improve the quality of education in Indonesia, Cakap has empowered over 1.5 million students and over 1000 local and international teachers from diverse educational and professional backgrounds.
Cakap Teachers Academy is one of Cakap’s social impact initiatives as a complete end-to-end digital platform solution to empower educators in the region, through training and certification, personal development and employment in the Cakap ecosystem to improve the lives of many people.
This program will provide two core skills, communicative teaching techniques and the use of technology, through the Cakap interactive learning platform.
Participants in the Cakap Teacher Academy program can be educators from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in teaching and meet the minimum requirements of the standard. We first target instructors from Indonesia and foreign countries such as China, Japan, Philippines, Korea and South Africa.
Graduates of Cakap Teacher Academy will have the opportunity to be recruited as Mitra Cakap, offering local communities the opportunity to earn 3 times more than the average income of teachers.
The program begins with English language training and will potentially evolve into more diverse skills in the future.
Jakarta, Indonesia, August 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cakap, the pioneer of the online learning platform Indonesia, launched an educational training program via an online platform, Cakap Teachers Academy. One of the leading edtechs recognized the crucial role and importance of teaching skills in digital learning in educational development. The program is designed as a complete end-to-end digital platform solution to empower educators in the region, through training and certification, personal development, and employment in the Cakap ecosystem in order to improve their life. It also aims to empower Indonesian teachers to contribute to the objective of human resource development of the Republic of Indonesia. It initially starts with language teaching and plans to expand into more diverse training and skills development in the future.
Tomy yunus, CEO and co-founder Cakap, Explain “We recognize the importance of mastering a foreign language these days, as a passport to be part of global citizenship and to face the world that has become more digital and global. We believe that the principle of improving education in Indonesia should be carried out as a whole, not only for students but also for teachers. Today, Cakap is presenting the Cakap Teacher Academy as a solution to accelerate the skills of English teachers in digital learning. “
“We are committed to improving the skills of our students and teachers, which can also be reflected in the achievements of Cakap, which have empowered approximately 1.5 million students and over 1,000 Global teachers (global and local) from various educational and professional backgrounds. These teachers are located in Indonesia, The Philippines, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, South Africa and many more would later become the instructors of future Cakap Teacher Academy participants. ” added Tomy in his opening remarks at the launch.
“Indonesia is currently facing several challenges in the education system, including the supply of teachers as well as the adaptation and transition of digital learning. This is corroborated by statistics which show that from 2019 to 2020, Indonesia had 2.7 million teachers, a number which is far from the number of Indonesian students of 45.5 million. So this is great news for Indonesia that Cakap has created a program that can expand opportunities for people to become world-class teachers. We hope that the Cakap Teacher Academy program can also become a forum for teachers to improve their digital learning skills. ” noted Billy Mambrasar, a special staff to the president of Indonesia and CEO of the Kitong Bisa Foundation, a foundation that works in the field of informal education which joined the discussion on the launch of the program.
Yoshua Yanottama, Cakap’s Senior Education Manager Explain “The state-of-the-art learning system will be the key element of our program’s curriculum. This program will provide two basic skills, communicative teaching techniques and the use of technology through the Cakap interactive learning platform. The program is derived from Cakap’s over 6 years of online teaching experience, which is a combination of best practices in language teaching. For this reason, this program will be relevant for those who are about to become a teacher as well as for those who have experience but wish to renew their teaching skills.“
Additionally, the Cakap Teacher Academy is a scholarship program and is aimed at all educators from diverse backgrounds who are interested in online teaching. Cakap saw the opportunity to increase the score by indonesia International Student Assessment Program (PISA) in 2024, which will assess the effectiveness of language teaching and learning around the world. Besides strengthening the skills of teachers, the program has a wider positive impact, such as accessibility to training for employment opportunities. Participants in this program will receive a certification recognized by the National Professional Certification Board (BNSP). At the end of the program, graduates of Cakap Teacher Academy will have the opportunity to be recruited as Mitra Cakap, offering local communities the opportunity to earn 3 times more than the average income of teachers.
“With this training for English teachers, more and more people have access to learning English with qualified instructors who understand how to teach in an online system. In the tourism industry and the creative economy, it is also possible to meet the needs of the actors of the MSME tourism sector so that they can learn English well with teachers who are also graduates of the Cakap Teacher Academy. Many players in the MSME tourism sector, such as tour guides, need good advice in English.“ declared Jemmy Alexander, SE, MMPar, Head of Education II Sub-Directorate, Human Resources Development Directorate of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in Indonesia.
This program launch brought together Marissa anita, actor, journalist, but also passionate about foreign languages. Marissa shared her story about her passion for foreign languages, especially English, as well as her profession as an English teacher prior to her career in the entertainment world. She said “Especially in English, with more and more Indonesians speaking English, more and more Indonesians can compete on the world stage.“
“I hope Cakap Teacher Academy can help provide online teacher training which will be very useful for teachers, especially in this new condition. I hope this program can help improve the quality of teachers throughout. Indonesia also. It is a task for many parties, but I am happy to hear that Cakap is part of this good and noble movement. I still have now and I will always believe. When our young generation learns from quality teachers, the young generation will also become quality individuals, making wise decisions that will have a good impact on themselves and those around them. ” added Marissa.
Commemorate indonesia Independence, Cakap will also officially open the recruitment of the Cakap Teachers Academy on the 17th August 2021. The first group of teachers will be guided, trained and certified by October 2021. As this is an ongoing program, the recruiting processes will run with the new batch. View program details https://cakap.com/en/cakap-teacher-academy-en/
Cakap is a start-up company developing online learning applications with two-way interaction between students and professional teachers via video calls and text conversations. Our proprietary education platform enables two-way learning interactions for learning life skills through Asia Pacific. Available on Google Play and App Store reach different segments of students, because everyone deserves a quality education. CAKAP provides educational solutions with international standard learning programs to provide the best online learning experience. #MakinCakap