Donation handover of practical equipment to State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru of Heavy Equipment Major. This equipment was handed over by UT Services Department Head Dedi Hamdani, witnessed by PTAR Senior Manager Community Christine Pepah and representatives of Education Agency Branch of Padangsidimpuan, Tuesday 18 January 2022.
Batangtoru, 23 February 2022 – PT Agincourt Resources (PTAR), operator of Martabe Gold Mine donated equipment of IDR 1.45 billion to be used as educational props to Head Master of State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru. This donation is to empower and improve the quality of the Link and Match Program of vocational schools. The props donated were in the form of:
six cutaway components for hydraulic excavator of Komatsu PC 200 class
simulator basic electrical system
special tools for Machine Inspection
special tools for the Lubricant Analysis
The educational tool props were directly handed over by PTAR Senior Manager Community Relations Christine Pepah to the Head Master of State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru Nurlaili, S.Pd at the school on Friday, 18 February 2022. Christine stated that PTAR has commitments to implement PPM programs (Community Development and Empowerment) in the education sector, one of which is at State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru. This assistance program is part of a Cooperative Agreement (Perjanjian Kerja Sama/”PKS”) among PTAR, State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru, and PT United Tractors Tbk through the United Tractors Assisted Schools Program (SOBAT). This agreement was signed on 21 February 2020 and recognizes assistance for and development of the Link and Match competency-based vocational high school industry program.
SOBAT is a program initiated by United Tractors to assist technical education in Vocational High Schools throughout Indonesia with the objective of improving the quality of students and teachers while preparing school transformation so to compete in the business and industrial worlds. Components of SOBAT include:
Mentoring and Strengthening of Link and Match Curriculum Synchronization
Teaching Factory Development
Concepts on Goods and Services Referring to Industrial World Standards and Procedures
Industrial Work Practices
Certification Test Implementation
Christine Pepah summarized:
PTAR gives support for learning process, especially for the major of Heavy Equipment Engineering so that State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru can improve vocational education quality through the equipment donations of the 9 types of electrical props, simulators and supporting equipment worth IDR 1.451 billion. In addition to these props, PTAR cooperating with United Tractor School in Jakarta to provide training to 5 teachers regarding the operations and maintenance of this equipment.
Furthermore, the assistance provided is based on the Collaborative Agreement among the 3 parties, among others: Mentoring and Strengthening of Link and Match Curriculum Synchronization with DUDI, Teaching Factory development, learning concept in SMK based on goods production or services referring to the standards and procedures of industrial world. In addition, there is mentoring program between teachers and students through training and learning in class by guest teachers from UT and PTAR, Industrial Work Practices by students and teacher apprenticeship program and also certification test implementation for students and teachers, as well as development and strengthening of facilities and supporting infrastructures of the heavy equipment engineering major. A series of activities to improve education quality in Batangtoru facilitated by PTAR was also conducted since the end of 2019. These included the comparative study of SMKN 2 Batangtoru to SMK (private) 2 PGRI Ponorogo, initial provision from SMK (private) 2 PGRI Ponorogo to SMKN 2 Batangtoru, and initial assessment activity of school condition and Heavy Equipment Major.
Donation handover of practical equipment to SMKN 2 Batangtoru of Heavy Equipment Major handed over by UT Services Department Head Dedi Hamdani, witnessed by PTAR Senior Manager Community Christine Pepah and representatives of Education Agency Branch of Padangsidimpuan, Tuesday 18 January 2022.
Group photo during donation handover of practice heavy equipment for State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru, Friday 18 February 2022.
On 18 January 2022, practical heavy engineering equipment worth IDR 32 million was also handed over via parent company United Tractors to State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru in the form of:
In addition, in 2021, United Tractors provided training delivered in Medan and Jakarta such as:
Basic Mechanic Course training
Small Hydraulic Excavator Service training
Small Bulldozer Service training
Scania P360 Service training
Christine added that according to the collaborative agreement among the three parties, one of PTAR’s roles in providing hardware props is to encourage teachers and students’ competence and improve quality of graduates and education in State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru, while UT focuses on software and brainware development:
Through the synergetic collaboration between PTAR and United Tractors for the advancement of State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru, we deeply hope this school will be more accomplished and become a reference for other State Vocational High Schools. Developing networks throughout Indonesia will support the SOBAT program. PTAR continues to hold onto its educational commitment not only in heavy equipment engineering, but also in a variety of apprenticeship programs at PTAR.
Head Master of High School 2 Batangtoru Nurlaili S.Pd expressed her gratitude to Agincourt Resources and United Tractors who both supported the advancement of High School 2 Batangtoru through this SOBAT program. According to her, this program highly supports the quality improvement for their Link and Match Education Program:
With this program, I hope students at State Vocational High School 2 Batangtoru can advance in the future and be ready to enter the world of work with high competitiveness.