Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) Prof. Dr. HA. Malik Fadjar M.Sc. (holding microphone) when explaining the important role of the Job Training Center. (Photo: Rino / PR)
Development of technology made many professions no longer exist in the present. Some of them were in agriculture and construction. So, a change in mindset was needed to adapt to any changes.
Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (Wantimpres) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) Prof. Dr. HA. Malik Fadjar M.Sc. mentioned the Job Training Center (BLK) play an important role. "Because the current era of HR competition is very fast," he said.
For this reason, Malik said there were at least 3 keys that must be possessed to win this competition. First, had a lot of human resources. Second, had good networking. Third, mastery of technology.
This was again confirmed by the Director of Instructor Development and Training Staff, Ir. Suhadi, M.Sc, on Friday (22/2) in a limited discussion on "Revitalizing and Revalidating Work Training Centers" at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Friday (2/22).
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As an effort to reduce unemployment, according to Suhadi, it was necessary to develop Community BLK in accordance with the working pattern of the Industrial 4.0 era. Of course, it did not exclude the ease of access.
"This time, the public's access to join government-owned BLK training is very limited. So that the community cannot keep up with the latest developments and often lags behind, "explained Suhadi in front of hundreds of participants.
In addition, said Suhadi, considering that SMK was the biggest contributor to unemployment in East Java, Vocational Schools needed to be developed so they can keep up with the times. He said Vocational Schools needed to revitalize.
"Vocational schools must be developed into job training that can make our young people work according to the demands of the present era. It is not an old pattern that makes children not sell well in the world of work," said Suhadi.
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Added by UMM Rector Dr. Fauzan M.Pd, BLK should be able to educate people not to be left behind by all forms of progress. Given the times change rapidly, so it must also change the old mindset.
"UMM is ready to support the synergy with BLK. One form is to train student skills through the Professional Certification Agency. There students can hone their competencies so that they are recognized in the world of work, "said Fauzan.
This discussion was also attended by other panellists. They were the Head of the East Java Education Service Dr. Saiful Rachman, MM., M.Pd., Head of BLK Malang City Hermanu Setijanto, S. Sos, M.Sc., and Member of the National Professional Certification Board Drs. Mulyanto, M.M.
In addition, there were invited guests from regional government elements. Like Malang Mayor Drs. H. Sutiaji and officials of the Regional Work Unit (SKPD) of Batu City and Malang Regency. (Win)