The low oil prices and difficulties in the mining industry hit the job market tremendously. Consequently, recent geoscience graduates have very little opportunities to enter the international petroleum industry, which include those in Indonesia. Active and talented geoscience students are looking for an opportunity to make the most of their knowledge that they have cultivated and refined during university. Unfortunately, suitable positions in companies are not readily available, despite graduates already possessing skill and enthusiasm established through achievement awards granted by AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists).
This social enterprise was initiated to accommodate recent graduates’ desires to continue their passion in geoscience. Several projects were formed to give them the opportunity to hone their skills and knowledge, and to effectively thrive in such values by the training and mentorship offered in this enterprise. These projects will help them to prepare for the industry when oil prices improve and investment interest returns to the national economy. Hopefully, the experience they will gain while pursuing these projects will augment their skill, expertise, connections and confidence, which are hugely valued within the global market.
The products they create may help Indonesia in attracting potential investors from the petroleum and tourism industry, as well as other sectors.
Herman Darman