President University Strives to Prepare the Human Resource for the Industry 4.0

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The Industry 4.0 era forces all sectors to adjust to the increasingly sophisticated technological developments. Several technologies that developed in this era such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, smart machines, Augmented Reality (AR), and others, made the digital world and the physical world more integrated.

“For education, there is not any problem in terms of technology. The problem is in the human resources, their skills must be continuously upgraded and their knowledge must be up-to-date,” said Prof. Dr. Jony Oktavian Haryanto, Rector of President University in the Building the Industry 4.0 webinar, Thursday, 26 November 2020.

In the session I, the topic discussed was Making Indonesia 4.0: Is It Still Feasible. The speakers for this session were Prof. Jony Haryanto, Tony Sartono, Commissioner of PT Kawan Lama Sejahtera, Iken Retnowulan who is the Head of the Center for Vocational Education and Industrial Vocational Development, Ministry of Industry, and Sutedja Darmono, Director of PT Jababeka Tbk. This webinar was hosted by Rudy Subrata, GM Jababeka Industrial Estate Sales & Marketing.

Jony explained, President University itself has made several adjustments to anticipate the Industry 4.0 era. “For example, in terms of curriculum, all students from any study program are currently required to take courses such as digital literacy & communication or coding & big data,” he explained.

Also, Jony concluded, President University utilizes technology in teaching and learning activities and collaborates with third parties that support the development of Industry 4.0, such as the Amazon Web Service.