The Center for Forestry Education and Training (CVET) in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a workshop on Developing Teaching Standards for Forestry Vocational Schools (SMKK) and Discussing the Forestry Questions Catalogue in Bogor on 22 to 24 September 2014. The workshop was attended by 80 participants from the Ministry of Forestry (Agency for Forestry Extension and Development of Human Resources - BP2SDM) as well as teachers from 5 state and 12 private SMKKs.
The workshop aimed to: (a) Develop a catalogue of questions and answers; (b) Identify and formulate implementation standards of vocational forestry schools; and (c) Identify the measures that need to be developed to implement the standardization of vocational forestry school.
A representative of FORCLIME, Dr. Pipin Permadi, stated in his speech that, as the formal forestry vocational education institution in Indonesia, SMKKs have a strategic role in training skilled technical personnel who will later work as the forefront of forestry development in the field. With regard to Forest Management Unit (FMU) development, the Ministry of Forestry plans to establish 600 FMUs in the next 5 years. Therefore, FMUs are going to rely on the skilled forestry human resources educated at SMKKs. Hence, the development of forestry vocational schools needs to be implemented in an integrated, sustainable way and consider both the needs of FMUs and other local stakeholders.
For more information please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development