The Bali Tourism Institute or STP Nusa Dua Bali graduated 490 students from various study programs. The 19th graduation ceremony was attended by Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, represented by the Head of Resources Development of the Tourism and Creative Economy, Saturday (Apr 20).
In his speech, the Director of the STP Nusa Dua Bali, Dewa Gede Ngurah Byomantara, said the graduates this year had increased compared to previous years reaching 436 graduates. “Today is a special moment because the Department of Hospitality Business, Convention Management as well as Hotel Business can graduate their students for the first time,” he said.
According to him, the STP Nusa Dua Bali had made various efforts to produce qualified graduates in accordance with the demands of workplace. Among others, the institution had been equipped with physical facilities such as spa laboratories and mock-up room, student dorm as well as the fulfillment of a number of laboratory facilities.
Meanwhile, the non-physical development was carried out by implementing and evaluating a competency-based curriculum, teaching assignments, and employee education and training program as well as building a network of cooperation with the institutions in the country and abroad. As a director of a higher education institution, Byomantara was proud because each graduation had been able to implement zero unemployment to reduce the unemployment rate. “Almost all the graduates of the STP Nusa Dua Bali have been absorbed in the world of work, either working with others or entrepreneurs,” he said.
From a total of 490 graduates in 2013, a total of 64.49 percent of them had been working. The scope of their work was generally in the tourism and hospitality sector. “Even, a number of graduates are managed to hold managerial positions (top management),” he said. In the meantime, the Head of Resource Development of the Tourism and Creative Economy Prof. Dr. I Gede Pitana released and congratulated the graduates. He hoped they could continue to develop themselves so as to become a professional worker, especially in the face of global competition. (BTN/015)