Yogyakarta Governor Sri Sultan HB X asserted that the nation whose citizens are literate to technology will have the competitiveness toward other society and nations in the world. Technological advances from day to day, says Sultan, will also continue to grow. So, this is where the role of universities and industry lies to introduce technology to communities, particularly ones that have not been knowledgeable and touched by technology.
"Technology is the main factor to be able to give added value to the community in order to be competitive," said the Sultan at dinner with the participants of the Career Days X in Srimanganti Hall, Yogyakarta Palace, Friday (3/2) evening.
Sultan assessed that technology at all levels of society means that the transformation process has been running. This will also prevent social jealousy between society members.
Sultan acknowledged on the one hand the public has indeed their own mindset and technology, but they still need an introduction to the development and advancement of technology. He pointed out the cassava farming communities that have been producing tapioca flour.
"Certainly, with the presence of tapioca flour plant and industry, the mindset in cassava planting will change," Sultan gave an example.
The Career Days X UGM this time involved approximately 75 companies in Indonesia. Sultan hoped that it can be utilized optimally to recruit qualified human resources from Yogyakarta, especially UGM.
Previously, UGM Rector, Prof. Ir Sudjarwadi, M.Eng., Ph.D, in his speech hoped that the event could further strengthen the relationship and cooperation between the industry and universities. Progress of a nation, according to the Rector, cannot be separated from the synergy between government, industry and universities.
"Hopefully, this activity can deepen industrial cooperation with the universities that would be useful for the progress of the nation of Indonesia and the people of Yogyakarta in particular," said Sudjarwadi.
Career Days X UGM is believed by the industry and company participants to provide many benefits, not only as an effort to recruit qualified human resources but also help college graduates enter the workforce market.
"The industry needs reliable and quality personnel and I believe UGM graduates can meet those demands," said FX Srimartono of PT Astra International representing other Career Days participants. Career Days X UGM which has the theme Fight for Your Fate was held from 4 to 5 February 2012 at Grha Sabha Pramana (GSP).