The Nusa Dua Tourism Institute (STP) graduated 436 students on Friday, April 20, 2012.
According to Beritabali.com, 60% of the new graduates have already secured employment positions both at home or abroad.
The chairman of the STP Nusa Dua, I Nyoman Madiun, proudly pointed to the increase in graduates, a 15.3% increase over the number of students who completed their studies in 2011.
Madiun said of the 436 graduates in 2012, 60% already have jobs in tourism companies and hotels, both in Indonesia and abroad. Looking closely at the numbers, he said 32% of STP’s current crop of graduates will be employed abroad, many in the cruise and hotel industry.
Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and the Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, in comments to the graduating class read by Deputy-Minister Sapta Nirwandar, said that Indonesian tourism was growing rapidly with 7.6 million foreign visitors nationwide in 2011, an increase of 9.24% over 2010.
Indonesia is targeting 8 million foreign visitors in 2012.
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