On Thursday, (13/1) Vocational College (SV) UGM visited Semarang Merchant Marine Polytechnic (PIP Semarang) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Director of PIP Semarang. At the same way with one of great programs of The President Joko Widodo about the development of marine’s highway and make Indonesia become the central of world’s maritime, through the community empowerment for underprivileged society of Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Republic of Indonesia, PIP Semarang has trusted to educate underprivileged youth in Central Java and Yogyakarta for the marine labor, collaborated with Vocational College UGM and Universitas Diponegoro to prepare candidates from each area.
Minister of Transportation Republic Indonesia, Budi Karya Sumadi who attended to this MoU signing contract said that “Indonesia nowadays not only full of import product, but also the full of import labor, no need to regret about this matter, but we have to make this as the new spirit to improve our self”.
Through that training program, all the youth which come from underprivileged family is expected to work as the crew of ship. Director of PIP Semarang said that this training program is planned will take 14 days with the case of basic safety program, security awareness training, and advance firefighting training which are the basic training that have to be needed by the crew of ship. In other hand, all the participants of this program will get some facilities like training module and insurance.
“The Participants will also get the marine certificate as the proof of the own competence and will offered to cruise company as the labor” he said.
Radhian Krisna Putra as the Vice Dean for Partnership, Alumni and Strategic Initiative, said that the collaboration between SV UGM with PIP Semarang will include three things, there are recruitment process and debriefing the candidate’s participants of the basic competence of marine, sandwich program which educate the graduates of Mechanical Engineering Program and Electrical Engineering Program SV UGM to get the certificate of Sailor Competence AT-III, and open the opportunity for the students of SV UGM to do the internship about the maritime science in the training ship of PIP Semarang. (Trsl By Dhemaz)