Thursday (16/03) Vocational College (SV) UGM signed MoU and MoA with Vocational High School of Industrial Technology (SMK SMTI) Yogyakarta. Both institution agreed to establish cooperation on education, research and community service as well as human resource development.
The Principal of SMK SMTI Yogyakarta, Dra Tri Ernawati, M.Si., attending the ceremony altogether with some teacher representatives, expressed her expectation that the cooperation with SV UGM would enhance SMK SMTI students’ competences, especially on welding, mechanical technology and mechatronics.
“In near future, we expect our students could attend laboratory work on welding, mechanical technology and mechatronics at SV UGM particularly at Mechanical Engineering Department,” she said.
Dean of SV UGM, Wikan Sakarinto, M.Sc., Ph.D., accompanied with Vice Dean for Partnership and Strategic Initiatives and Head of Mechanical Engineering Department as well as lecturers warmly welcomed the delegations of SMK SMTI Yogyakarta. Both institutions’ authorized representative then signed the MoU and MoA after a brief courtesy meeting.
Aside from the aforementioned cooperation, SV UGM also agrees to assist SMK SMTI Yogyakarta in preparing laboratory work materials and issuing certificates for students passing the laboratory work activities on welding, mechanical technology and mechatronics.
Wikan said that SV UGM as Vocational Higher Education Institution is strategic enough to promote governmental programs to prepare human resources to compete in global world.
“SV UGM always faces challenges on graduating skilled human resources possessing solid hard skill and soft skill,” Wikan said.
By this cooperation, SV UGM and SMK SMTI Yogyakarta could synergize one another to enhance graduates’ competences on vocational education to bring benefits to Indonesia. (ty)