YOGYAKARTA – Faculty of Economics and Businesss of UGM has established cooperation with 25 state enterprises. Signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on human resource development is done by Dean of the Faculty with 24 Directors of state enterprises such as Pertamina, Perum Perhutani, Pupuk Kaltim, Telkom, Perkebunan Nusantran II, III, V, IX, X, and XII, Pupuk Sriwidjaya, Petrokimia Gresik, Perum Bulog, Bukit Asam and Pupuk Kujang, ASDP, Petrokimia Gresik, Semen Indonesia and Aneka Tambang.
Dean of Faculty of UGM, Prof. Wihana Kirana Jaya, M.Soc.Sc., Ph.D., said the cooperation is initiated and facilitated by an alumnus that became deputy head in State Enterprises Ministry by inviting the 25 state enterprises to give attention to human resource development. “Alumni know all about business leadership process until someone can become a CEO, so they know what curriculum needs to be improved. I know this is the need of global business, in order that higher learning institutions are not trapped in traditional thoughts,” said Wihana to the journalists after the MoA signing, Saturday (21/9).
To increase student skills in business is done by learning experience from apprenticeship in state enterprises, CEO class mentoring, CEO talk, Professorship, research collaboration, leadership skills, consultation and skills training.
Deputy Head of Primary Industry of the Ministry, Muhammad Zamkhani, said the idea to establish the cooperation is aimed at giving opportunities for both parties to using mutual cooperation opportunities. “The idea is simple, how students prior to graduation can do apprenticeship at state enterprises. It’s an important thing in the real world, for state enterprises, they also need best graduates,” he said.
Vice Rector for Cooperation and Alumni, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D., welcomed the cooperation which is a strategic cooperation in increasing human resource quality.
Lecturer in the Faculty, Dr. Anggito Abimayu, said investment in human resource development cannot be achieved in 1-2 year’s time but 5-10. He agreed if state enterprises recruit and monitor directly the best students.