Vocational School of UGM (SV UGM) and PT Xsis Mitra Utama have agreed to do a joint training and certification to make international standard Oracle certification for Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java. The agreement is stipulated in the cooperation signing held at UGM Vocational School, Thursday (7/19).
SV UGM was represented by the Dean, Wikan Sakarinto, ST., M.SC., Ph.D., and PT. Xsis Mitra Utama by Director Wisnu Wibowo. The training program for Oracle certification is expected to create hundreds of certifications annually.
The first year target is 600 people, starting with 80 participants after the signing. The second year target is 700 Oracle certifications and the third year is 800.
Wikan Sakarinto explains that Oracle is a world IT corporation that owns Oracle University and offers training for obtaining certification. When a person earns Oracle certification, he will have the opportunity to work in any part of the world, as long as the addressed company or industry uses the Oracle system.
“The Oracle system is used by various world companies, even in America and Indonesia.”
Wikan said Oracle as world corporation owns the Oracle University. In Indonesia, Oracle University releases certifications for the community. For Yogyakarta and Central Java, Oracle University in Indonesia appoints PT. Xsis Mitra Utama and UGM Vocational School.
“SV UGM will be the training center for people who apply for Oracle certification. SV UGM was chosen because several Oracle training materials are included in the curriculum of some diploma programs, such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management.”
Although the Oracle certification was initially prioritized for SV UGM students, but it is likely to open for universities in Yogyakarta and Central Java. Meanwhile, SV UGM has prepared 10 lecturers to be trained as trainers.
“The certification is not only for IT, but also economics, manufacturing engineering, supply chain management, construction management, and so on.”
Wisnu pointed out the cooperation is one of PT Xsis Mitra Utama’s strategy to contribute in education. The program is expected to clarify and provide understanding and development of working trends in industry in the present time and future.
The Oracle certification training intends to prepare the industry’s needs and to improve the skills of Indonesian workers, especially SV UGM students.
Meanwhile, Larasati, Manager of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Oracle University, stated the presence of Oracle University in Indonesia aims to support training from companies that use and own Oracle. Initially, training or product knowledge program is only directed for corporations.
“Now students can have the same program as corporations. However, Indonesian people are not yet aware of this type of certification. Diploma is indeed necessary, but added value is also important,” she said.