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Soon, ASPIKOM Should Actualize Professional Certification Agency

BANDUNG, TEL-U - Towards the implementation of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015, its need to prepare qualified Indonesian human resources. Moreover, the influx of foreign workers into the country triggering a high standard of Indonesian resources quality in order to compete with the market. One way to prepare for the reliability of this resource is to provide certification test for college graduates. Certification test can be carried out by the respective colleges or professional associations. This was stated by the General Secretary of the Association of Higher Education Communication Studies (Aspikom) Dr. Sutrisno at the Regional Working Meeting (Rakerda) Aspikom West Java, which was held at the Faculty of Communication and Business Telkom University, Wednesday (1/7). " We encouraged every graduate from college to promptly own professional certificate, so that graduates can be recognized by the Higher Education," he said. Rakerda was attended by participants from various universities in West Java. Currently there are 22 universities that are members of Aspikom of three State Universities (PTN), and 19 Private Universities (PTS). According to Sutrisno, the implementation of this certification became a discussion at National Workshop Aspikom held in UB, Malang, East Java, last time. At the event attended by National Professional Certification Board (BNSP), said Sutrisno, it was agreed that this certification is important so that every college, especially the members of Aspikom expected to have the certification agency as soon as possible. "Next, this Professional Certification Agency (LSP) can affect the accreditation of universities in a shelter," said Sutrisno, who is also the Vice Dean of Faculty of Social Pasundan University Bandung. Sutrisno cited Journalism Studies Program Faculty of Communication, University of Padjadjaran (Unpad Fikom), for example, already has a certification agency for students who would plunge as a journalist. "Later, the students who will graduate can have diploma and profession certificate at the same time, so that it will be easier to apply a job and no longer need to follow the competency test at the same level," he said. (Purel / radit)

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