Closed poultry house training in SAS21 project in Indonesia
The SAS21 Closed Poultry House Training Project activity in collaboration with the IPB Vocational School, the Maastricht School of Management (the Netherlands) and AERES University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands) was officially opened online on Tuesday January 18. The training will last until January 31, 2022 and is carried out in a hybrid manner (synchronous and asynchronous).
The training with participants from various backgrounds, including vocational students, was filled by competent instructors/trainers including Ernst Beitler (AERES University of Applied Sciences), Ramadhana Dwi Putra Mandiri (Director of PT Tri Satya Mandiri/Tri Group), Karno (Area Head Production, West Java PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia), Danang Priyambodo and Gilang Ayuningtyas, both of whom are lecturers at the IPB Vocational School.
Huub Mudde PhD, Project Coordinator of SAS21, said in his speech that this training was developed by academics and corporations. In addition, it is part of a long-term project. "Hopefully this collaboration will further strengthen the bilateral relationship between countries and governments to strengthen agricultural vocational education in Indonesia," said Dr. Mudde.
In the opening ceremony, the Dean of the IPB Vocational School, Dr. Ir Arief Daryanto Mec, stated the importance of teaching factories and vocational education to provide a learning forum for students. Moreover, it is hoped that students will understand more about what the industry needs through the triple helix approach, by presenting an industrial atmosphere in the learning process.
“This training is certainly a good, effective and efficient collaboration if it is managed properly. In the training, participants will learn about closed house cages, what is the difference between open houses, including learning about biosecurity and knowing the closed cage system that is used on modern farms," explained Arief.
The Training Coordinator, Priya Sembada, added that on January 29 and 30 this training will also be filled with field visits.
In the opening ceremony, during the introductory session of the trainers, Ramadhana said that she was very happy to be given the opportunity and to be a part of this Closed Poultry House Training.
"Hopefully it goes well, the presenters and participants are all enthusiastic about achieving the goal for the good of animal husbandry and we will learn to apply new knowledge later," explained Rama.
Syafri Afriansyah, MBA, General Manager of Human Capital at PT Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, explained that the livestock industry grew during the pandemic, and it is still a mainstay.
"The growth of this industry expands and develops its business and requires technology as well as manpower, which is expected to fill the company's growth phase," he concluded.
The project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims to improve demand-driven vocational training and education in poultry and dairy in Indonesia. The project is a cooperation between Maastricht School of Management (MSM), the Vocational School of IPB University and the Aeres Group.
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