Human Resources Competence, Key for Industry Innovation: Rudolf Valintino Bey

Innovation is a key word for improvement of any economy sector, including the sector of industry. And, doing innovation calls for improvement of human resource competence, Rudolf Valintino Bey, President Director of National Logistics Company PT Indonesia Air & Marine Supply (Airin Logistic) has said.

“Innovation is a must in any sectors that need improvement of human resources competence. Hence, education and training are very essential for human resources readiness for the innovation,” Rudolf said in his presentation as a speaker for online lecture at the Faculty of Economy, University of Brawijaya Malang (FEB UB) on Friday, November 6.

In line with the importance of human resources development to response the change in economy activity model as called by the government, the University of Brawijaya Malang conducted online ‘studium generalae’ (general lecturing) involving guest speakers from business players. On Friday, November 6, this university conducted a general lecturing titled ‘Building Managerial Capability of SMK (Vocational High School) Principals 2020.”

This activity was jointly host by FEB UB’s Magister Management Program and Directorate General of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education and Culture.

Referring to the President Instruction No 9.2016 on Revitalization of Vocational Education to build qualified and competitive human resources, the Ministry of Education and Culture has set up 10 strategic steps to revitalize SMK (vocational high school).

“SMK principles play key role in making the program of vocational education revitalization. A school headmaster should have managerial competence in managing the school of SMK that link with the industry,” Rudolf, who is also Vice Chairman of Aptesindo (Temporary Freight Station) and an executive of KADIN (Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

As many as 90 SMK principles from any areas in East Java joint the online general lecturing. They have passed a tight selection by the Directorate General of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education and Culture.

Meanwhile, FEB UB’s Magister Management Program Kusuma Ratnawati said that the Ministry of Education and Culture has set the vocational education on the top priority, in a bid to create qualified, skilful, and competitive human resources.

Hence, he said, this activity was jointly host by FEB UB’s Magister Management Program and Directorate General of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education and Culture.

“We expect that the SMK principals can also act as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of the school,” Ratnawati said.

Ratnawati explained that the speakers for this program are not only the lecturers of the FEB UB’s Magister Management Program, but also the CEOs of any industries, including the industry of logistics.

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