FGD Facilitating Vocational High School Center of Excellence and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang
Politala – Center for Excellence Vocational High School Companion Program is a program that is currently being run by the Tanah Laut State Polytechnic, with the aim of developing Vocational High Schools with certain expertise competencies in improving quality and performance, which are strengthened through partnerships and alignment with the business world, industry and the world of work.
SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang, West Kalimantan Province is one of the SMKs included in the Politala Center of Excellence Vocational School program. Therefore, located on the 2nd Floor of the Muhammad Nuh Building, Politala held a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) on Assistance for the Center of Excellence Vocational School as well as the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang. (11/10)
The event was attended by the Director of Politala Dr. Mufrida Zein, S.Ag.m M.Pd, Politala Board of Trustees Dr. Sihabuddin Chalid, MMPd, Deputy Director II for General Affairs and Finance Politala Tekad Budiantoro, M.Pd, Deputy Director III for Student Affairs and Politala Information Systems Anton Kuswoyo, S.Si., MT, Head of the Department of Agricultural Industrial Technology Ir Nuryati, ST, M.Eng, Coordinator of Accounting Study Program Rina Pebriana, SE, M.Comm and all lecturers of Accounting Study Program.
Also present at the event, the Principal of SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang H. Aprizal, M.Pd, Deputy Principal for Quality Management at SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang as well as Chair of the Special Job Exchange Forum for Vocational High Schools of West Kalimantan Province Shodiqin, M.Ak and Head of LSP P1 SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang Jakaria, S.Pd.
The event began with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between Politala and SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang, which was signed directly by the Director of Politala and the Principal of SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang.
The first speech was by the Principal of SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang H. Aprizal. H. Aprizal really appreciates the existence of the Center for Excellence Vocational School Companion program as well as cooperation in Politala.
“Our arrival to Politala is not only to strengthen the relationship, but also with the Center for Excellence Vocational High School Companion Program, we ask for your help and direction for the advancement of SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang,” said H. Aprizal.
Further remarks were made by the Deputy Principal of SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang Shodiqin and the Head of LSP P1 SMK Negeri 2 Singkawang Jakaria. In their remarks, both of them thanked the entire management of Politala for the welcome.
“Hopefully this will be an example and a lesson for us, both in terms of character and physique at Politala. As we go along, we will give the best things for our nation and country as well as for generations to come,” said Shodiqin.
In line with Shodiqin’s remarks, Jakaria also hopes that this meeting is a start and will continue to advance their respective institutions in preparing competent resources.
The Director of Politala continued to give a speech and at the same time open the FGD for the Center for Excellence Vocational High School Facilitator. The Director revealed that Politala as a New State University (PTNB) continues to improve the quality of existing human resources. As a result, Politala received “B” accreditation by BAN PT for all study programs and institutions.
Through the motto of hard work, smart work, thorough work, sincere work, and quality work, the Director hopes to bring change and progress to SMK 2 Singkawang. “Hopefully this good relationship will continue, not only limited to running the Center of Excellence Vocational School Companion program. So that we can move forward together in carrying out and advancing vocational education for regional progress,” concluded the Director.
In the session of delivering material at the FGD, five speakers included Meldayanoor, S.Hut., MS who discussed marketing strategies in Tanah Laut Regency, Dr. Sihabuddin Chalid, MMPd who discussed link and match with industry, H. Aprizal, M.Pd who discussed the interests of the Singkawang community who prefer to choose to manage a family business, Anton Kuswoyo, S.Si., MT who discussed vocational graduates must have the values of Pancasila and Ir. Nuryati, S.T., M.Eng who discussed Politala’s duties as a Center for Excellence Vocational High School Companion. Hms_Politala