19 September 2022

Unesa.ac.id, SURABAYA-Following up the cooperation that was carried out some time ago, the Plan International Indonesia Foundation paid a visit to the State University of Surabaya (UNESA) on Monday, September 19, 2022. They were welcomed by the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Cooperation, Dr. Sujarwanto, M.Pd., along with the deans and directors of UNESA on the 9th Floor, Lidah Wetan Campus Rectorate, Surabaya.
From Plan International Indonesia, Colton Hubbard as Technical Advisor, Youth & Economic Plan International USA, Pallavi Deshpande as Manager, Corporate Partnerships at Plan International USA, Vera Lingga as Program Manager Work in Tech Inco Academy, Benedictus Wahyu Sadewo as Project Manager Work in Tech and its ranks.
In addition, there are also several students who take part in the Plan International Indonesia program. Previously, Plan International Indonesia itself had collaborated with the UNESA Vocational Program in providing free training and certification for students who wanted to develop skills in the IT field, as well as internships.
Benedict Wahyu Sadewo revealed that this visit was a monitoring of previous collaborations, as well as a new step to expand services to other faculties. He hopes that this collaboration can provide many benefits in the future.
He added that Plan International Indonesia itself is an organization that is engaged in fighting for the fulfillment of children‘s rights and equality for women. Work in Tech is a program that targets young people affected by Covid-19, the weak economy, the disabled and women. This program targets young people who live in East Java and West Java.
"This program is implemented with the support of INCO Group, Coursera, and Google.org," said Benedict Wahyu Sadewo. Participants, he continued, will receive internationally recognized IT-support certified training scholarships. They will later receive training as an effort to support IT capacity building, job readiness, and networking towards job opportunities.
Another program offered is YES Tech (Youth Excellence for Smart Technology) which targets young people in the IT field between the ages of 18-29. The difference is, this program only targets young people who live in East Java. "They will learn digital marketing, computer networks, computer repair and web programmers," explained Ilma Samara, Project Coordinator of YES Tech.
Even though they both target work readiness in the IT field, in fact the two programs have several differences, one of which is in terms of the implementation of learning. The Work in Tech program is run fully online, only if certain obstacles occur, it will be face-to-face. Meanwhile, the YES Tech program itself is carried out in a hybrid manner, by providing nearly 50 location points for the closest learning.
Of course, both programs are free to be followed by students from any major as long as they have basic IT knowledge and skills. In addition, according to Dr. Martadi, M.Sn. these programs are very useful for students in developing their skills to be ready to enter the world of work, especially the IT world.
“Thank you for the trust and cooperation between Plan Internasional Indonesia and UNESA. We are ready to work together not only in the fields that have been done, but are expected to continue in other fields, "said Sujarwanto. [HUMAS UNESA]
Author: Hasna
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