In its effort to prepare students to enter the workforce and to have well working attitude, SMK Negeri 1 Sukadana, the first public vocational high school located in East Lampung region visited SEAMEO Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) on January 15, 2020. There were 63 students of computer network engineering major, accompanied by 17 teachers participated in a half day visit.
SEAMOLEC Deputy Director for Administration, Mr Yudistira Wahyu Widiasana, and Deputy Director for Programme, Mrs Prakaikan Schneitz welcome all participants in the opening. Both deputy directors delivered their welcome remarks and gave motivation to students to continue update their knowledge and skills to be competitive Indonesian human resources in the future. They also need to equip themselves with English competency, as the technology is developing very rapidly and all information related to current and sophisticated technology are provided in English.
SEAMOLEC Training Expert, Mr Timbul Pardede, in the first session delivered a topic “Utilization of Technology developed by SEAMOLEC to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0 Era”. He informed all participants about the need to master Literacy 4.0, which involves data literacy (the ability to read, analyze, and use information), and technology literacy (the knowledge to operate machine, and technology application). He also informed that jobs and professions will be impacted by the industrial revolution 4.0 era, some will be lost and new ones will emerge.
The second session was delivered by Mr Handi Pradana, staff of SEAMOLEC IT Network. He shared about Internet of Things (IoT) which is among the new technologies which will transform the industrial production in the near future. In his explanation, Handi mentioned that industry 4.0 uses IoT in order to perform digital manufacturing. All devices, robots, simulations, and tools that have sensors and provide data will be actively involved.