PT.AWS (Asian Welding Specialist) members of AWS educational institutions and organizations participating in sense have built a legal business in Bandung. The facility operates from Bandung, SMKN 2 Kota Bandung, which has offered various vocational education for 65 years. The agreement of this collaboration and the MOU that is established enables collaboration, attracts young, developing local talent to gain recognition and the opportunity to train and use sense guides and to obtain AWS Certified Welder status.
The cooperation between PT. AWS with SMKN 2 Bandung on October 15, 2016 resulted in huge benefits for both parties, especially for SMKN 2 Bandung itself. With this cooperation, the opportunity to increase competence for both Educators and Students is increasing. This was said by Dian Fitri Diyanto, SPd as the teacher of machine majors as well as the secretary of the department of machinery at SMKN 2 Bandung, which revealed that the cooperation carried out by PT.AWS with SMKN 2 Bandung, according to him, “The cooperation between PT. AWS and SMKN 2 Bandung will directly increase competency and expertise for both Educators and students and can obtain competency certification in the highest level, namely ASIA which can be widely used. “ In addition, he added, “Hopefully the facilities and infrastructure supporting the welding practice will increase” said Dian Fitri Diyanto, SPd when met at SMKN 2, Bandung.
The same thing was expressed by Saepudin Zuhri, SPd welding teacher at SMKN 2 Bandung regarding to the cooperation of PT .AWS with SMKN 2 Bandung, according to him “The collaboration that is established is very interesting, as well as a challenge for SMKN 2 Bandung in order to improve competency both for teachers and his students. Especially for Teachers to understand more about welding with international standards, while for students more increase their learning motivation because welding is a job that is very much needed in the world on the condition that they have international standard competence “.
The job as a welder requires some special abilities, qualifications and more responsibility for every job assigned to him. If they miscalculate their work, then the impact that will arise afterwards is far more terrible than imagined. Even for professional welders are required to have a special certificate that proves if they are indeed qualified to work on a project. Looking at the qualifications needed as a professional welder, it turns out that Indonesia has a highly respected welder team, even touted as the most sought after in the world. The welder team is working on many large projects such as welding power plants, oil refineries, mining pipes and other projects that are not less risky.