STIPAR Triatma Jaya Tourism College and STIE Triatma Mulya School of Economics continue to expand their on-the-job training with the industry overseas. “It is an effort to improve the quality of learning amidst the bitter competition among the educational institutions,” said the Training Coordinator of Triatma Surya Jaya, LK Herindiyah, at the local campus recently.
She said the MOU was made with the Quality Hotel Resort & Spa, Youghal, Ireland. With this partnership, the STIPAR and STIE would be able to send students to hotel to further enhance their professionalism as tourism employees. “Previously, both colleges have been working with hotels in France and some others,” he said.
According to Herin, dispatch of the students was through interview process carried out directly by General Manager of the hotel covering the area of performance that should be owned by hotelier, English proficiency and skill. “For this year, we dispatch two trainees and in the future the demand will rise along with the ability showed off by trainees,” she said.
On-the-job training did not cost too much because the accommodation, meals and airline tickets had been borne by hotel. Students were only responsible for the cost of submitting visa and medical checkup. “Another advantage gained by the students is monthly salary as long as they undergo the on-the-job training in the country,” she added.
According to her, the achievement of qualified human resources was a top priority for STIPAR and STIE, so that they could continue to improve the quality graduates with high competency and competitiveness. “It sufficiently proves if the graduates of this institution have been ready to compete internationally,” she concluded. (BTN/015)