BANDUNG - The State Electricity Company or PLN is the only SOE that has received an award from the Ministry of Education and Culture for the company's contribution to the development of vocational (Vocational High School) graduate competencies through vocational programs.
The Vocational Care Award was delivered by the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Darmin Nasution and accompanied by Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud), Muhadjir Effendy to the General Manager of PLN Education and Training Center (Pusdiklat) Wisnoe Satrijono at the Rembuk Vocational Education in Jakarta (5/12) .
A total of five industries received SMK Care awards from the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud). The industry that won awards included the automotive industry, the beauty industry, the food and beverage industry and the electricity industry.
The Minister of Education and Culture expressed his gratitude for the concern of the business world and industry (DUDI) for vocational education, especially vocational schools.
"We appreciate that DUDI is seriously involved in the preparation of the SMK curriculum. With hard work and good cooperation between DUDI and the government, it is hoped that it can produce competent SMK graduates, "continued the Minister of Education and Culture through the PLN Public Relations press release on Thursday.
Meanwhile the General Manager of PLN Pusdikat said that PLN had tried to be active in line with government programs through the activities of state-owned enterprises concerned with vocational education and increasing the competitiveness of the younger generation in Indonesia.
"There are many and scattered electricity projects. Requires human resources that are not small and must be competent in their fields. So that the existing development has a positive impact on job creation, especially vocational graduates, "Wisnoe explained.
Since 2015, the National Electric Company has carried out activities to increase electricity competency for teachers and vocational students. "There are already graduates of the SKM vocational program accepted at PLN and its subsidiaries. There are 86 students, "Wisnoe said.
Besides PLN, the winner of the Vocational Care Award is L'Oréal Indonesia, PT. Astra Honda Motor, PT Sumber Alfaria Trijaya. TBL, and Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Indonesia. Jo