SMK Teachers Trained in France

Media Indonesia, page 24

The Directorate General of Teachers and Educational Personnel (Ditjen GTK) of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) will send 100 selected vocational high school teachers (SMK) to France for education and training. For the initial phase, Kemendikbud will dispatch 18 teachers.

On the sidelines of the release of 18 SMK teachers event in Jakarta on Wednesday (19/4), Mendikbud, Muhadjir Effendy said he hoped that the vocational school teachers will gain significant learning experience in France. Later, it is expected they can transmit positively the results of the training undertaken to produce qualified SMK graduates who are competent and skilled.

Muhadjir explained that the step to improving the quality of SMK teachers is a form of government commitment to implement Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 9 of 2016 on the revitalization of SMKs in order to improve the competitiveness of Indonesian human resources (HR). In this case, the Kemendikbud is in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research of France, by conducting training for 100 SMK teachers and Widyaiswara of the Center for the Development and Empowerment of Educators and Education Personnel (P4TK) in France. The 18 SMK teachers who are dispatched in the first phase will undergo training in three areas of expertise, namely renewable energy, aeronautics (aircraft), and tourism.

On the same occasion, Kemendikbud’s Director General of Teachers and Education Personnel, Sumarna Surapranata, explained that the 18 teachers are scheduled to leave for France on April 22. The training will start on 24 April until 17 June 2017. Before departure, participants participate in the debriefing activities so that participants understand the training program and the tasks that must be done during the training. They are also equipped with daily French language skills, cultural knowledge, and the education system in that country.

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