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From tech to automotive classes, government wants more industry training at vocational schools

  • Eisya A. Eloksari and Wahyoe Boediwardhana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta and Bangkalan, East Java   /   Wed, October 9, 2019   /  08:12 am
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Teachers guide students in using smartphones in the qualification for the mathematics competition at an SMK in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday. (The Jakarta Post/Dhoni Setiawan)

More activities are expected at SMK 2 Bangkalan state vocational school in Madura, East Java, after the school sealed a partnership with Honda motorcycle distributor Mitra Pinasthika Mulia. “Under this partnership, we’ve been entrusted to open a services unit, namely the AHASS Workshop Partner, in the school area,” SMK 2 public relations deputy head M. Fakhrur Rohman told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “On that basis, people who own Honda motorcycles can get routine maintenance work done at our school’s workshop,” he added. The partnership makes SMK 2 Bangkalan the 19th vocational school in the province to become a Motorcycle Business Technic (TBSM) SMK, the graduates of which will get at least nine international standardized certificates of expertise. The partnership, Fakhrur went on to say, was expected to improve the abilities of  &nb...