Mubadala Petroleum's External Relations & Communications Acting Manager Camelia Martini here on Saturday (Feb 29, 2020) said, Edufest is one of the activities developed from Mubadala scholarship for the polytechnic.
"This program is one form of our social responsibility (TJS) in Kotabaru District," she said.
Edufest's design, she added, focused on the interaction between presenters and participants in order the content of the material could be digested more fully by participants.
The readiness of university graduates to enter the workforce is one of the concerns of many industries operating in Kotabaru and surrounding areas. Lack of soft-skill of the ready to work generation is often an obstacle in the process of recruiting college graduates.
PR of SKK Migas Representatives of Kalimantan and Sulawesi Danang Agung added that the upstream oil and gas industry is a high-risk industry that requires technology and a large investment, thus it demands quality human resources.
The Edufest is expected to give a picture of the complexity of the upstream oil and gas industry, one of which is its aspect of engineering.
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Regent of Kotabaru H Sayed Jafar, in his opening remarks read by Assistant 1 of the Region Hasbi M Tawab, said the Edufest was expected to be able to contribute in preparing competitive students or graduates, able to compete with alumni from various regions in facing the 4.0 industrial era whose challenges are increasingly complex.
The Kotabaru Polytechnic Director Ibnu Faozi said the college believes that the concept of Edufest will leave a deep impression both for individual participants and the Polytechnic as an institution considering the material contents delivered.
The Edufest with a theme “Polytechnic of Kotabaru Education Festival”, held for two days at the end of February was attended by 76 students.
The lessons included an introduction to General Engineering on the offshore platform Ruby, Standing Out from the Crowd which gave the tips on public appearance, Basic English Skill, writing application letters and CV, and tips on dealing with interviews.
All material was delivered by Mubadala Petroleum employees as part of the involvement of employees in social responsibility activities in Kotabaru. Each session was ended with group discussion and practice accompanied by other workers who acted as facilitators.
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