Today, the competition among the global market for workforce has become more fierce as labor absorption grow less rapidly than the supply of labor. As a result, companies are being extra selective with candidates during the hiring process in order to find the best talent.
Anticipating this, many universities are improving their institutions to produce quality Human Resource who, in turn, will be absorbed in the labor market as well as collaborating with other bodies to improve quality of higher education.
Rector of Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) Kadarsyah Suryadi said that there are three threshold requirements for a university in order to improve their positions. First is culture of knowledge sharing. This means a lecturer is no longer the sole knowledgeable individual in the learning process. Students can also contribute their ideas and knowledge in the learning process. Secondly, knowledge sharing and collaborate with other party, including the public and companies.
"Third, sharing fund from different funding sources. We cannot only rely on federal funding alone. There are other available funding sources, including the banks, NGO, or international organizations,” said Suryani at School of Business Management (SBM) ITB, Bandung.
ITB is now working on the third step, which is partnering with BCA. Head of BCA’s Regional Office I Bandung Allan Sriwulandari said that BCA is also disbursing sponsorships to help accelerate the completion of ITB’s new Business Management Faculty building.
In this new building, the BCA Library will be located. “For years, ITB has been one of the most sought after leading universities. Its graduates have proven successful in various business fields and government sectors, which drives BCA to be part of the effort to produce quality human resource," Allan explained.
The signing of the partnership was performed by Allan Sriwulandari and Dean of School of Business Management (SBM) ITB Sudarso Kaderi Wiryono. Also attending at the event was Executive Vice President of Network & Regional Planning of BCA Hendrik Sia, Vice President of Transactional Banking Solution Development of BCA Liza L. Widyasari, and Head of BCA Dago Main Branch Office Linda Yulia Tanti.
According to Allan, the partnership between BCA and ITB has grown intensively. Before the joint partnership for the SBM facility development, BCA and ITB also signed an MOU for online tuition payment plan system through BCA Virtual Account.
"In the future, BCA will open the BCA express service to serve banking transactions at ITB,” Allan concluded.