To meet the growing demand for trained and qualified operators in the field of power generation in Indonesia, PT Saratoga Investama Sedaya Tbk. (Saratoga) teamed up with Ora et Labora Foundation to set up Indonesia’s first private vocational school specializing in Electrical Engineering Program (SMK Program Teknik Ketenagalistrikan).
The establishment of the program serves as a concrete support to the government’s realization for a 35,000 MW electricity program, thus leading to the creation of more qualified young Indonesians in nation building and positively contributing towards country development.
During the first year of operations, SMK Program Teknik Ketenagalistrikan Ora Et Labora will open application to one class of students to enroll in a four-year program in Diploma I. In order to ensure the quality of instructions and delivery, the training center tied up with Swiss German University (SGU) to bring competent and credible educators in their respective fields and CITE for electrical engineering technology through its Business Manager Roy Zapata.
To get a first-hand experience of CITE’s enrollment to employment processes, SMK sent a delegation of educators to CITE on September 27-29, 2018. This consists of Tuti Rosida Simamora, Tegu Dwi Susanto, Purnomo Sejati, Slamet Sujono, Thomas Wibowo Agung, and Jerry Ngo.
The study tour runs a gamut of class observations, school tour, interactions, and company visits which introduce them to the dynamics of CITE education.
Ora et Labora Foundation Head of Board of Trustees, Edwin Soeryadjaya in a press release said that the concept of educational–corporate sector collaboration can serve as a benchmark for other industry players…to contribute more to the development of the nation.