|Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin M.Si. delivering his material. (Photo: Mirza/PR UMM)|
Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin M.Si asthe Vice-Rector1 of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) said, the rapid development of Information and Technology (IT) these days makes all human needs can be obtained easily. Even IT sophistication can change society lifestyles.
That was the message delivered by Syamsul in the opportunity to close the 2019 Digital Talent Scholarship Program at the 6th floor of the Joint Lecture Building Engineering Hall on Thursday (22/8). On this occasion, Digital Talent Scholarship was participated by 100 UMM Informatics Engineering students.
Previously, participants had received material and also competency tests for 2 months. Syamsul then appreciated this agenda. "Activities like this are very good because it provides competence and also opportunities for millennials as the digital entrepreneur to being optimistic in seeing the future," said Syamsul.
Syamsul also gave a real example where the lifestyle of urban communities in Indonesia has changed. He cited the success of a Nadiem Makarim who was the founder and CEO of Go-Jek. The existence ofGo-Jek application makes all our needs can be easily obtained.
"The previous lifestyle was very ownership if you didn't ride a car you were not cool. But for now the needs are not a car, but access. Where you are not cool when you didn’t have access," said Syamsul. Not just Syamsul, this activity was also attended by Dr. Ahmad Mubin MT, as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
On this occasion, Dr. Ahmad Mubin expressed his gratitude to KOMINFO, because it had given trust to UMM. In this case UMM became the only Private University that was trusted to hold this 2019 Digital Talent Scholarship Training.
Not just material and experience, the participants also received certificates and an allowance from the Ministry of Communication and Information. Ahmad also said several messages to the participants. "Keep exploring the existing potential in yourselves and keep looking for more experience," concluded Mubin.
Their competency test makes them ready to compete in today's world of work. The participants who graduate in the training scholarship program will be projected for internships at several leading start-up companies such as Bukalapak, Tokopedia, GOJEK, and other giant startup companies. (joh)