UDINUS CONDUCTED TOT WITH MITSUBISHI
In order to improve the ability of the lecturers and also follow up the cooperation with PT. Mitsubishi Electric, Faculty of Engineering of Universitas Dian Nuswantoro (UDINUS) sent some lecturers to follow the Training of Trainers (TOT) hosted by trainers from PT. Setsuyo Astec.
PT. Setsuyo Astec is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi which has been established since 45 years ago, and specialized in the field of factory automation.
"Through TOT, we want our lecturers to be certified as trainers. They will train students and industry players in the use of Mitsubishi Electric," said The Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Ir. Dian Retno Sawitri, M.T on Monday, 5th of March 2018.
The training was conducted in 2 days from March 2nd-3rd 2018, and it was followed by 22 participants from the lecturers of Faculty of Engineering UINUS, PT. Millennium Energy, and from PTN students.
Dian added that the Training of Trainers was also UDINUS’ way to have the right to conduct a training. Participants were taught to use module tool of programmable logic controller (PLC) made by Mitsubishi Electric, integrated with its own software. Not only just a simulation, but it was also directly connected to the real machine.
"If there is no training on Factory Automation, then the person who have the right to train is only from Setsuyo's party," she added.
UDINUS targeted to open the Training Course independently by conducting training for UDINUS’ lecturers of Faculty of Engineering.
According to Dian, the hardware had been fully supported by PT. Mitsubishi Electric. "But in human resources, we don’t have the human resources that have certificates from PT Mitsubishi Electric. We hope that this training can improve the skills of our lecturers to achieve the target. (*PR/alx)