The Third Country Training Program on Education for Computer Based Industrial Automation, Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institute of Surabaya, October 6th – 28th 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011 07:13

The closing ceremony of the Third Country Training Program (TCTP) on Education for Computer Based Industrial Automation was held on October 28th 2011, attended by the representative from JICA Indonesia Office, Mrs. Fitri Arifin; the representative from the Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia, Mrs. Rika Kiswardani and Ms. Pratiwi Larosa, all the participants and the organizing committee. The TCTP was officially closed by Mr. Aries Pratiarso, as the Vice Director of Electronic Engineering Polytechnic Institution of Surabaya (EEPIS), and also present Mr. Ali Ridho Barakbah, as the steering committee chairman. On the closing ceremony, one of the participants also gave a speech regarding the TCTP that held on the last 28 days, Mr. Mwangi Kenneth Kimani, from Kenya.

The TCTP on Education for Computer Based Industrial Automation was held on October 6 – 28, 2011 in Surabaya and Bali. The topic of the training was mobile application development for embedded devices. This year the TCTP was followed by 13 participants from 9 countries of Asia and Africa: Cambodia (2), Vietnam (2), Tanzania (1), Rwanda (1), Kenya (2), Palestine (1), Bangladesh (2), Nepal (1), and Myanmar (1). Meanwhile the purpose of the training was to provide the opportunity to update and upgrade relevant techniques, knowledge and teaching methodology in designing and implementing the application of mobile devices for the participants. At the end of the course, all the participants are expected to have ability to design and develop the material to use in the computer practice and information technology. The participants also expected to have the understanding the concept of embedded systems for developing mobile application and develop the programming for practice on mobile application.


This training is an annual program that held under the cooperation of the Government of Japan (through Japan International Cooperation Agency/JICA) and the Government of Indonesia based on Japanese Fiscal Year (JFY) 2010 to 2012. The organizing committee in Indonesia was the Computer and Information Engineering Department of EEPIS, and supported by the Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia and also Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The subject of the training which developed by EEPIS included the current and future trend of computer technology and information engineering, also the development and the applied program in the recent days. To complete the training, the organizing committee also took all the participants visiting some of the company and campus that related to the subject matters.


All the participants are enjoying the course materials as well as the trip to Indonesia. To some of them this training was a new experience. All of them thanked the Government of Japan, through JICA, and the Government of Indonesia through the Ministry of State Secretariat for the opportunity that given to them to attend the training course. At the end of the training all the participants were asked to make an action plan. The action plans that were made by the participants hoped could be implemented by them in their respective countries once they back to their home countries. For some of the participants, the action plan making was also considered as the challenge to even develop themselves more. So, when they made the action plan, whether it’s gained their countries also gained themselves to be better in their working place.


The training also came up with some competitions that test the ability of the participants to adopt the training’s materials. The competitions based on the course’s material that given in the training, that came up with some winners. Mr. Martin Ngure Juma, from Kenya was the best participant on embedded programming for robotic navigation. Mr. Thorn Kosorl from Cambodia was the best participant on topic basic android development. The organizing committee also held a robo race competition that won by Mr. Kruysothea from Cambodia, Mr. Mwangi Kenneth Kimani from Kenya and again Mr. Thorn Kosorl from Cambodia. The entire winners got prizes from the organizing committee.


The result of overall evaluation analysis in the training was based on the training’s relevance, effectiveness and the efficiency. The average percentage for level of relevance is 79% which comprises of two items; relevance to the priority and concerns of target scored 80% and relevance of the course and target countries’ needs scored 78%. It indicated that overall subjects given are relevant to the training’s target, so it is expected that overall subjects will be more applicable in the participants’ countries. Meanwhile, the average percentage for the effectiveness is 83% which comprises of three items: achievement of output 1 scored 85%, achievement of output 2 scored 83% and level of applicability of the courses’ contents scored 80%. It indicated that the outputs and course contents given are acquired effectively by the participants.


As the representative of JICA Indonesia Office, Mrs. Fitri Arifin hoped that all the action plans that been presented by all the participants will make better further efforts to develop more appropriate and applicable methods which will fit to the conditions of each country. Another important aspect of the training would be the establishment of interpersonal networking among the participants across the international boundaries. Mrs. Rika Kiswardani, from the Ministry of State Secretariat said that would be necessary for all the participants to continue exchanging information domestically and internationally for years to come to support each other, because they’ve been chosen from each country to improve and develop the people in their nations.


At the end of the training, all the organizing committee congratulated all the participants for their success completing the training course. All the participants were given certificates and souvenirs as the proof of the training course’s completion. (LRS)



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