The Center for Career Development of Syiah Kuala University in collaboration with the Directorate of Student Affairs, Directorate General of Belmawa, Kemenristekdikti, held a Workshop on the 2018 Advanced Career Center / Tracer Study Assistance in the Senate Hall Room, Central Administration Office of Unsyiah, Darussalam, Tuesday (10/16).
Dr. Ruddy J Suhatril from the Career Center team and the Advanced Career Center (PKPKL) said that state and private universities need to record their graduates, either those who work directly or are still waiting. According to him, the alumni survey was carried out by universities to gather information related to the graduates' journey.
"With the tracer study, universities can find out the absorption, process and position of graduates in the world of work, so that universities can prepare graduates according to the competencies needed by the workforce," he said.
Ruddy added to obtain the data, the Directorate of Student Affairs of the Directorate General of Belmawa Kemenristekdikti provided funding for the development of tracer studies to universities. Funds are expected to be used to carry out the tracking process and make the system devices.
"Assistance is not large, only as a stimulant," he said.
Vice Chancellor I for Academic Affairs of Unsyiah, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marwan, hopes that this workshop can bring an effective and efficient tracer study model. Marwan also appealed to participants to be able to adopt these models in order to be applied in their respective universities.
Marwan also expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education for entrusting Unsyiah as the host of the Advanced Career Center assistance workshop. According to him, the function of tracer study is very important as part of the university manager.
"We know that the accuracy of the data on the national workforce is very necessary for policies that are right on target. In addition, the spread and relevance of the study with the work they are currently carrying out will be important information for the world of our education in the future, "he said.
Meanwhile, Secretary of the Region XIII Aceh Higher Education Service (LL-DIKTI), Dr. Muhammad Ilham Maulana, S.T., M.T., said that if the tracer study activity is still lacking in the Region XIII Aceh LL-DIKTI. Therefore, he hopes that workshops like this should get mutual attention.
"We realize that the current industrial development is very fast. So with this tracer study we can adjust the curriculum, so that each college has its own characteristics based on available employment needs. "
The Advanced Career Center / Tracer Study Assistance Workshop was attended by more than 60 public and private universities in Aceh Province. [Public Relations Unsyiah / mksl]