Vocational College (SV) UGM and Ministry of Transportation of Infonesia (Kemenhub) agreed to establish cooperation on developing education on transportation.
Thursday (05/01), visit by Dean of Vocational College UGM Wikan Sakarinto, ST., M. Sc., Ph. D., Vice Dean for Collaboration and Strategic Initiatives Radhian Krisnaputra, S. T., M. Eng., and Director of Vocational Development Center SV UGM Ir. Hotma Prawoto Sulistyadi , M. T., IP. Md to the Office of Ministry of Transportation was warmly welcome by the Minister of Transportation himself, Budi Karya Sumadi, and staffs.
To support the training program for people in Yogyakarta, who could not pursue higher education due to economic causes, organized by Ministry of Transportation of Indonesia, SV UGM was appointed as its partner especially to prepare the human resources.
‘In March 2017, we expect to already collect the list of human resources who are willing and ready to take part in this program. Therefore, we could do some publications and screenings,” Radhian said.
The training program would be 100% free of charge for people in Yogyakarta who could not pursue higher education due to economic causes. Further, it is designed to graduate professional human resources who are ready to work as sailing crew, shipboard maintenance staff, or else, he added.
This collaboration aims at helping less educated people and improving transportation facilities in purpose to give abundant advantages to many people. It is recognized as strategic initiative by Ministry of Transportation for its focus on developing vocational education.
Besides, on the same day, Vocational College also visited Indonesian Aviation Academy or Sekolah Tinggi Penerbangan Indonesia (STPI) Curug to meet the Head of STPI Curug.
The Officials of SV UGM enjoyed a tour inside STPI Curug to see the laboratories and some essential tools used for teaching learning process. Further, referring to the plan of developing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of aircraft concentration under Study Program of Maintenance and Management of Heavy Equipment, during this visit, both of institutions were sharing thoughts about the history of establishing STPI Curug as well the aircraft maintenance system.
“As a state academy under Ministry of Transportation, STPI could be a good model for Vocational College UGM to establish professional education on aviation sector,” Wikan Sakarinto said.
This collaboration is expected to run smoothly and involve various units in Vocational College UGM. It could be a steppingstone of establishing solutions towards transportation problems and of developing public services. (Trl by Tyas)