On Wednesday (10/01/2017), Office of International Affairs Vocational College UGM (OIA SV UGM) held a workshop of collaboration with Senior Experten Service (SES) Germany. This kind of event has been held for the second time since SV UGM and SES Germany been collaborating in 2014. This collaboration follows the scheme of inviting Senior Professors or/and Senior Experts from Germany and other European countries to give assistance to lecturers and to give material supports on important aspects inside vocational education, namely curriculum, practice based teaching-learning methods, field and laboratory works and so on.
Vice Dean of Research, Community Service and International Affairs Dr. Silvi Nur Oktalina, S.Hut., M.Si. attended the workshop to deliver her speech of appreciation and support for this collaborative program.
The Workshop attended by Heads of Department, Heads of Study Program, lecturers and staffs was opened by Dean of Vocational College UGM Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M. Sc., Ph. D.
“The collaborations carried by SV UGM these years aim at creating vigorous spirit for SV UGM and Indonesia in the future” he said.
According to Wikan, the collaboration between SV UGM and SES is expected to awaken worthwhile innovations at Vocational College. Until today, this collaboration has brought positive impacts to study programs involved. It leads to a new target that in 2017 SV UGM would invite about 20 professors and experts from SES.
In addition, Adam Pamma as the representative of SES Germany in Indonesia becoming the main guest speaker of the workshop, said that 56% graduates from High School in Germany prefer to pursue higher degree in Vocational Colleges.
“Automotive, Chemistry, and Engineering are the most favorite fields of study ever since. For better education and development, it is highly suggested if SV UGM could adopt the teaching-learning methods applied in German vocational education,” Adam said.
“There are three experts ready to come to SV UGM this year. They are Prof. Dr. Berd Teichert for Remote Sensing, Prof. Dr. Ing. Em. Wilfried Hesser for Dual-System of Mechanical Engineering, and Prof. Dr. Ing. Wolfram Stanek for Electronics and Intrumentation,” he added.
The program hosted by Andri Handayani, S.S., M.A. as Manager of OIA SV UGM, then be followed by discussion and presentation session. This session involved two-way communication between the participants and the guest speaker. It allowed the participants to share their thoughts and opinions as well as asking some questions right to the guest speaker to get useful feedbacks. At the end, this workshop was closed by proposal submission from the participants. (trl by Tyas)