BANGKAPOS.COM - The Provincial Government of Bangka Belitung Islands (Babel) has collaborated with PT Wijaya Karya (Wika) for the Manufacturing Industry by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Wednesday (9/9/20).
This cooperation is a continuation of previous cooperation in the field of utilization and development of electric motorbikes as a regional government policy to support national energy security.
However, this time the cooperation is aimed at the education sector, namely the vocational program.
The signing of the MoU itself was carried out by the Deputy Governor of the Bangka Belitung Islands, Abdul Fatah with the Director of Finance and Marketing of PT Wika, and witnessed by the Head of the Education Office M. Soleh in the Deputy Governor of Babel's office.
As stated by the Director of Finance and Marketing of PT Wika, this vocational program is an obligation of the company in accordance with government regulations in 2019.
In return, the government provides incentives for companies implementing this vocational program.
"From this collaboration, we hope that the community, especially SMK, can understand that this electric motor works. We have prepared the curriculum so that our students at SMK are getting ready with electric vehicles, "he said.
Currently PT Wika has produced electric vehicles in the form of motorbikes which are named "Gesits" and have been certified to go to national motorbikes.
"This electric motor is the work of the nation's children that we can be proud of, we have commercialized it. It is possible that we will open factories or plans in the regions, "he said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Governor Abdul Fatah hopes that this collaboration can create reliable human resources (HR). "So we are ready with personnel who will carry out the program," he said.
According to Deputy Governor Abdul Fatah, this MoU provides encouragement to improve the quality of students so that when they graduate from SMK, they already have useful knowledge and have more abilities.
"Learning is not just sheets of paper, but implementation. Hopefully this will become a progression in the world of education, especially vocational high schools, "he concluded (*)
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