SEAMEO BIOTROP Started the Year with Dissemination of Featured Programs and Golden Tickets

Starting in 2023, SEAMEO BIOTROP held dissemination activities for the SEAMEO BIOTROP flagship program and the Golden Ticket program. Through this program, it is hoped that more high school graduates will be able to continue their studies to a higher level and at the same time produce young entrepreneurial candidates. This activity was held in a hybrid manner on January 10, 2023 in the SEAMEO BIOTROP Teak Room, and online via the zoom platform.

Through the Golden Ticket program, prospective students can register for the D3 Distance Education (PJJ) Study Program in Informatics Engineering, Surabaya State Polytechnic of Electronics (PENS) without taking a test. Prospective students can take courses while they are high school/vocational high school students, where the certificate of completion of the course will be converted into credits during lectures.

In his direction, the Head of the Vocational School Division of the West Java Education Office, Edy Purwanto, revealed that the Golden Ticket is a pattern of increasing human resources. The goal is that there are no more high school/vocational high school graduates who are unemployed, but graduates from universities and entrepreneurs.

“This is closely related to the number of vocational high school graduates in West Java, which is quite high, reaching 1.6 million students each year, so it is necessary to make breakthroughs through innovation, collaboration and decentralization,” continued Edy.

The Informatics Engineering Study Program as a Golden Ticket destination is also considered very strategic. IT technology has enabled process efficiency, both in terms of communication, as seen during the Covid-19 pandemic, but also has an impact on various other fields, such as fisheries, animal husbandry, small and medium enterprises, and others.

In addition, prospective students are invited to think critically from the high school level. Students are expected to be able to solve problems encountered in various selected themes, such as tourism, school digitization, and food security.

Coordinator of the 7 SEAMEO Centers in Indonesia, Gatot Hari Priowirjanto hopes that SEAMEO BIOTROP can become a hub for the Golden Ticket program, where SMKs and SMAs can carry out their internships and courses in Bogor. Collaboration between the development of information technology overseen by PENS for the packaging of food security content for both agriculture and fisheries from SEAMEO BIOTROP.

On the same occasion, the Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP, Zulhamsyah Imran in his presentation continued to emphasize the importance of making a contribution in educating the nation’s next generation to become more motivated through various SEAMEO BIOTROP flagship programs such as the Agro-Eco-Edu Tourism school and the biodiversity school.

Furthermore, the Head of the EEPIS Distance Education Program, Reesa Akbar, also explained about the Golden Ticket scheme and the EEPIS Information Technology D3 Distance Lecture Program which allows students to work while studying. With consideration of lectures that are more flexible, economical, safe, and independent.