We aim to accelerate the growth of youths through building future-ready competency
We are a Mandarin Learning Platform that inspires to build a future-ready workforce in Indonesia through immersive learning that simulates the real working world.
IndoPanda is a spin-off from Elite Linguistic Network*, Singapore. We leverage on technology and innovative program design that incorporates the real working world experience into the program. IndoPanda is more than just a Mandarin school. We aim to build an ecosystem of talents, teachers, mentors and employers, forming a vertical integration from education to successful career.
Elite Linguistic Network is a professional Mandarin training firm with over 10 years of experience in delivering Business Conversational Mandarin programs to government agencies, tech giants, financial institutions and law firms in Singapore. Our trainers are native Chinese speakers from mainland China who are professionally trained in teaching Chinese.
Why we do what we do?
Indonesia is set to grow into the largest digital economy in Southeast Asia, yet pressure to reinvent and transform its human capital continues to mount. It is estimated that 113 million or 73% of all people within the productive demographics require retraining to remain relevant in the workforce by 2030. Yet within this workforce, the youth (age 15-24) is experiencing the highest unemployment rate at 20%.
On the other hand, China has become the second largest FDI in Indonesia with doubling investments of U.S. $4.7 billion in 2019, and created one million jobs in that same year. Data shows that Chinese companies in Indonesia are offering higher salaries for staff who can speak Mandarin fluently, as Mandarin is their main working language. However, qualified Chinese native trainers are limited and costly; the curriculum of Chinese programs for working adults available in the market is too general and not relevant to the workplace, causing the mass upskilling to be slow and ineffective.
Sources: i360 report – Edutech Industry in Indonesia, Jakarta Post, Statistics Indonesia, Benar News