Opening Ceremony Eco Vocational School for Sustainable Development (EVOSD) 2.1 Summer Course Program 2021

By: Yuyun Rohayati on 14 Sep 2021

The Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (FPTK UPI), held the Eco Vocational School for Sustainable Development (EVOSD) 2.1 Summer Course Program 2021 on Thursday 9 September 2021 (9/9/2021).

As a Vice-Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Ana, M.Pd with Nenden Rani Rinekasari, S.P., M. Pd. who served as a lecturer in the Family Welfare Education Study Program, initiated this event. The proposal was designed with the team through a reasonably long proposal submission process, namely Muktiarni, S.P. M. Pd (lecturer of the Catering Education Study Program) and Muhamad Rafi, S.Pd. This program received the approval of DIA UPI to be held in collaboration with FPTK UPI, DIA UPI, ASSEEE, RAVTE, and UPI partners.

The Opening Ceremony hosted by Isma Nur Afifah and Bella Az Zahra Krisnoputri, both registered as students at the UPI FPTK, took place with an exciting concept. The event, virtually using the Zoom Meeting platform, was opened with remarks by the UPI Rector via video. The Director of the Directorate of International Affairs (DIA) at the Indonesian University of Education and the Secretary of the Regional Association of Vocational and Technical Education (RAVTE) also gave their remarks at the event. Then, the Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs gave a speech and, at the same time, officially opened this program. Not to forget, the remarks from the Mayor of Bandung gave positive reinforcement for the implementation of this international event.

Guests who attended the opening were the Chair of the ASEAN Symposium for Science, Engineering, Economics, and Education (ASSEEE), Dr. eng. Asep Bayu Nandiyanto, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) Thailand, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMUTL) Thailand, from Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM), National University of Laos (NUOL), Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE) Vietnam, Nanjing University China, Sultan Kudarat Philippines, Rajarambapu Institute of Technology India, KE Society's Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Islampur India, Shivaji University Kolhapur India, Royal University of Agriculture Cambodia, Cheap Sim University, Cambodia, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Colombia, Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas Colombia, Vice Deans, Heads/Secretaries of Departments, and Heads of Study Programs within the FPTK UPI.

Dr. Ana, M.Pd., as the Head of the Program, welcomes all invitees and participants at the Eco Vocational School for Sustainable Development or EVOSD 2.1 event. "Thank you to all parties involved for their extraordinary support and coordination so that this event can take place," she said.

In his report, the head of the program said that the EVOSD Summer Course Program 2021 presented participants from 10 countries, consisting of 20 participants from Indonesia, 5 participants from Malaysia, 22 participants from Thailand, 6 participants from Laos, 4 participants from Vietnam, 5 participants from the Philippines, 2 participants from Columbia, 1 participant from China, 1 participant from Cambodia, 29 participants from India. She believes that participants will discuss and collaborate with enthusiasm in addressing vocational education and sustainable development in this program.

"EVOS 2.1. with the theme Eco-Vocational School for Sustainable Development in Industrial Revolution 4.0. On the last day of the program, we will hold the ASEAN Symposium for Science, Engineering, Economic, and Education (ASSEEE 2021) for participants to present their works and bright ideas. Hopefully, at the end of this program, we can all make new friendships have a wider network, a better academic presence, and a better understanding in many fields," she concluded.

UPI Rector, Prof. Dr. H. M. Solehuddin, M.Pd., expressed his appreciation for the participants' enthusiasm to involve themselves in many positive activities, including the 2021 EVOSD Summer Course Program. "UPI creates new opportunities to have an international platform that transcends the barriers of time and space. It is an honor for me to be here and see young people from various countries gather and develop together," he said.

In his speech, the Dean of FPTK UPI, Dr. Iwa Kuntadi, M.Pd., said that the 2021 EVOSD Summer Course Program is an excellent opportunity for students to increase their understanding of education and sustainable development. This program can also improve writing skills and create networks with students from various countries. "Even though you are in the middle of a pandemic, I am sure you are still excited to be a part of this program. I hope you can take part in the 2021 EVOSD Summer Course Program with a positive mindset and make the most of this experience," said Iwa.

In his remarks, the Director of the Directorate of International Affairs (DIA) UPI, Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D. said that even though the pandemic had hit almost two years, the summer program could still be held online. "This year, even in a pandemic, we are holding as many as 15 Summer Programs spread across Faculties and Regional Campuses within UPI. Through the Summer Program, we want to promote the uniqueness of Indonesia. Even though the program is held virtually in a pandemic, we hope that participants can play an active role in the process.

On the same occasion, the Mayor of Bandung, Oded M Danial, said that Vocational High School or SMK, consisting of various skills such as Tourism, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering. The 2021 Summer Course Program activities organized by FPTK UPI will be held for the next three months with participants from various countries. Hopefully, this 2021 EVOSD Summer Course Program can be followed by participants with joy. "Welcome to the City of Bandung virtually, visit the City of Bandung one day," said the Mayor of Bandung City, Oded, when closing his remarks.

On this occasion, the Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs of UPI, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, MA, officially opened the event and welcomed the EVOSD 2021 event organized by UPI. Although it was held virtually, this was an excellent opportunity to increase networks and share knowledge from ASEAN countries and other countries. others in the world. "It is very appropriate to discuss Sustainable Development. The goal is not only for one country but for all countries in the world because if we live in a world without considering the sustainability aspect, it will be dangerous for human life in the universe," he said.

At the end of his speech, Prof. Didi said: "It is essential to consider the sustainability aspect, whatever our daily activities, inhabits, in business, in education and others. A simple example of sustainability is daily activities such as using toothpaste, managing waste and using water in our daily lives. This idea is essential for the sustainability of our generation."

The event continued with video screenings of Indonesia tourism (Cultural Promotion), West Java Tourism, Entertainment from Kabumi UPI, talks with KABUMI, Summer Program Guidance delivered by Ana Ramdani Sari, S.Pd., M.Plan., and introductions to the group facilitators to the participants include Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alias Masek from Tun Hussein Onn University Malaysia, Brando Cabigas Razon, Ph.D., and Crizjale Ahmad, Ph.D from Sultan Kudarat State University Philippines, Jonah Mupita, M.Pd, Ruya Adventist High Zimbabwe, and from the University of Indonesia Education consists of Dr. Nia Nafisah, S.S., M.Pd, Dr. Mustika Nuramalia Handayani, S.TP., M.Pd., Roer Eka Pawinanto, S.Pd., M.Sc., Ph.D., Haipan Salam, M.Si.., Ph.D., Apri Wiyono, S.Pd., MT, Vina Dwiyanti, M.Pd, Muktiarni, M.Pd., and Risti Ragadhita, S.Pd.

The event continued with a Q and A Session with participants, Entertainment (Video from the UPI Student Choir), Talks with PSM UPI. The event closed with a group photo session and announcements made by the Committee.