Vocational School UGM hosts a partnership gathering with companies in Indonesia on Wednesday (20/12) in Sheraton Mustika Hotel Yogyakarta. Dean of the school, Wikan Sakarinto, Ph.D., said the event to increase cooperation involved over 60 companies.
Wikan said as a vocational school, Vocational School UGM focused on research products so the graduates have strong characteristics in practical areas.
“Graduates of Vocational School UGM have managerial, networking, leadership and foreign language competence,” said Wikan.
With the partnership gathering, the School hoped to extend the collaborations in terms of student apprenticeship or suggestions for curriculum from partners, guest lecture from professionals and practitioners.
UGM Vice-Rector for Cooperation and Alumni, Dr. Paripurna, S.H., M.Hum., LL.M., said this event was a forum for gathering to introduce the School to the industry.
“The industry needs people who are accustomed to the work, like if a student has done internship at a bank, he can work and adjust to the bank quickly, our graduates have all of these,” he said.
During the event, there was the handover of renovation funds for the School’s Library worth Rp120,000,000 from Alumni. There was also agreement signing between the School and Baitulmaal Muamalat for renovation funds for the mosque of Economics and Business programme worth Rp67,260,000 as well as B-Smart scholarship between BMM-UGM to UGM students worth Rp260,000,000.
Furthermore, there was agreement signing between the School and PT Mayora Indah Tbk on student apprenticeship and recruitment, and equipment aid for cocoa processing worth Rp189,295,000.
Next, PT. Indonesia Comnet Plus signed an agreement with the School on joint research worth Rp278,000,000, and between the School and PT EBIZ INFOTAMA INTERINDO on procurement of certification of Dekstop Application Training Program (DAT Program).
The event was closed with Re-Launching Portal Recruitment by Manager for Vocational Development Center (VDC). The Portal named as SILOKER is designed for facilitating job seekers and job creators to each get a job and staff.