Industrial Gathering 2020
Bandung, Telkom University – Directorate of Career Development, Alumni and Endowment (Tel-U CAE) organized a Virtual Industrial Gathering and Best Employer Award 2020 entitled ‘Creating A Digital Talent Strategy for Digital Transformation’. This activity aims to synergize universities and industry and strengthen engagement between industry and Telkom University and to give appreciation to companies that actively contribute to the absorption of graduates.
This activity was held through the ZOOM Meeting and broadcast live via Telkom University YouTube on Tuesday (24/11). This activity brings together Human Resources (HR) from various companies that have become Telkom University partners in terms of absorbing graduates and giving appreciation to companies.
AT Hanuranto as Director of Career Development, Alumni and Endowment explained that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has entered the world of digitalization. Now the reality in the world can be connected to the virtual world through the help of the internet. This is what causes various changes in human life, especially in the business world.
“For various companies, the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 is an absolute and unavoidable phenomenon. Companies must have a strategy that is capable of transforming and innovating to deal with it. Likewise with educational institutions that require them to be able to produce graduates who can compete globally and can meet industrial needs, “he said.
AT Hanuranto also said that Telkom University must certainly formulate strategic policies in various aspects ranging from institutions, fields of study, curriculum, resources, and research to innovation. For this reason, a gathering with the industry is needed to jointly create a digital strategy to be able to face the era of the digital transformation of the industrial revolution 4.0.
“This activity is present as a form of Telkom University’s commitment in strengthening Telkom University’s networking, synergy, and links with colleagues from industry, companies, state-owned enterprises, and government agencies which have been well established so far. At least in 2020, there are 523 companies, industries, state-owned companies, and government agencies that are involved directly or indirectly in the process of increasing the employability of Telkom University graduates. “
AT Hanuranto also added that the forms of cooperation include sharing sessions, job vacancies, internships and apprenticeships, recruitment, and other collaborations. This collaboration will continue to be improved and strengthened. This activity is also a form of appreciation from Telkom University to colleagues from partner companies and agencies to accelerate or increase the employability of Telkom University graduates.
Dr. Dida Diah Damajanti as Deputy Chancellor for Student and Alumni Admissions explained several programs carried out in achieving global employability, including Language and Cross-Cultural Development, Exchange and Double Degree Programs, International Internship Program, International Research, and Community Service, International Competition, International Alumni Networking, and Sharing, Career Development, Industrial Engagement, and Merdeka Merdeka Learning Campus.
“This is not an end of the journey, we still have a lot to do, we still have a lot to improve to generate global employability, and of course we expect cooperation from the industry to be able to produce superior human resources both in terms of competence and character. can provide benefits for the environment, for the country and become Rahmatan Lil Alamin, “he said.
This activity was opened directly by Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya as Rector of Telkom University. Quoting President Joko Widodo’s statement, Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya explained that Indonesia needs nine million digital talents. This is a challenge for Telkom University to answer these challenges.
“Of course, this is not an easy matter, because at the same time we also try to give our best in producing superior human resources related to digital talent. There are many things we have done, one of which is through a curriculum that has been adjusted to the Merdeka Merdeka Learning Campus, “he said.
As the Best PTS No. 1 in Indonesia, Telkom University runs the Merdeka Merdeka Belajar Campus program which frees final year students to contribute outside the campus, one of which is about entrepreneurship in several partner companies or building startups related to entrepreneurship. This shows that Telkom University is in line with its vision of becoming a Research and Entrepreneurial University. In this case, Telkom University can contribute directly to the Indonesian economy.
This activity was held at the end of 2020 as well as planning for 2021 and in line with Indonesia’s target in terms of ‘Making Indonesia 4.0’ which requires technology and digital talents that can adapt so that they can face changes.
“What we are doing today, I am sure, will contribute more or less to this nation. Hopefully, the benefits of this event will not only be felt by the Academic Community of Telkom University, the companies that are present, and will further benefit this nation. “
This event was continued with a panel discussion attended by speakers including Cut Noosy as Country Head of Customer Experience GRAB, Boris Syaitullah as CEO of BorSya Group, and Onno W. Purbo as Chairman of the Digital HR Development Division of DPH MASTEL.