Tuesday (28/02/2017), Mechanical Engineering Department of Vocational College (SV) UGM held annual event called Mechanical Fair for students of Senior High School and Vocational High School all over Indonesia. Lilik Dwi Setyana, S.T., M.T., Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, said that this event has been held eight times since 2009.
“More than 200 students of Vocational High School in Indonesia are participating in Skill Competitions here,” he explained.
Lilik also extended his expectation about this event. He expected that Mechanical Fair could develop competitiveness among Senior High School and Vocational High School students, therefore it could encourage students to develop themselves. Besides, it could also be a nice communication bridge between Vocational-based Schools and industries related to the latest technology. Further, by Mechanical Fair, SV UGM invited students and public to know more about the latest technology made or used by industries.
The theme of Mechanical Fair 2017 was “Quality Development of Human Resources on Science and Technology to Deal with Global Competition”. This event was ceremonially opened by Dean of Vocational College UGM, Wikan Sakarinto, M.Sc.Ph.D.
Wikan said that this year Mechanical Fair was very special since at the same time there was an MoU signing ceremony between SV UGM and PT PT SMC Pneumatics Indonesia as well as Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi Inspektor Industri Manufaktur (LSP-IIM).
The cooperations established with those two institutions aiming at supporting the arrangement of developing new Applied Bachelor study program which is Manufacture Engineering within Mechanical Engineering Department.
On the other hand, Yusuf Rahmatullah, the chairperson of Mechanical Fair 2017, said that this event exposing 7 competition categories, such as automotive, mechatronics, CNC programming, metrology, CAD, welding and LKTI.
Instead of Skill Competitions, a National Seminar would be held on 4 March 2017 at University Club (UC) Hotel UGM. The theme of this seminar is “Welding Qualification and Industrial Machinery Development in Indonesia”. (ty)