Polbeng welcomes Filipino and Malaysian students
Editor: Roni Iskandar
State Polytechnic of Bengkalis (Polbeng) has accepted four students of Tarlac Agricultural University (Philippines) and Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic (Malaysia) through the SEA-TVET (South East Asia Technical Vocational Education and Training) program.
SEA-TVET is a student exchange program for students from across Southeast Asian countries and is one of the seven priority areas for education in Southeast Asia through SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization), the SEA-TVET program has been started since 2015.
The students who did the student exchange at State Polytechnic of Bengkalis were Chrisalleen D. Santiago and Rizzacel D. Guerrero, students of the Business Administration Study Program at Tarlac Agricultural University in the Philippines and Nur Aliah Nasihah Azhar and Nur Yumni Bazilah Abd Anif, students of the Mechanical Engineering Study Program at Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah in Malaysia.
Polbeng has collaborated with Tarlac Agricultural University and Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic through the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) program. The implementation of the 3rd Batch of the SEA-TVET Internship Exchange Program started from 7 February to 30 March 2019.
The SEA-TVET Internship Exchange program aims to strengthen friendships among young people from across Southeast Asian countries to conduct cultural exchanges among Southeast Asian countries, increase global insight, and do internships and industrial visits.
\"We hope that the four students from Tarlac Agricultural University and the Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic are happy and comfortable during student exchange activities at State Polytechnic of Bengkalis,\" Muhamad Milchan, Director of Polbeng, explained.
The four Filipino and Malaysian students will stay for 5 days in Bengkalis, specifically at State Polytechnic of Bengkalis and will be invited to visit cultural and historical sites in Bengkalis and its surroundings, the following visit will be to PT. Indah Kiat in Perawang to do an internship program.
In addition to receiving visits from the four students of Tarlac Agricultural University and Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic, State Polytechnic of Bengkalis also sent 6 student representatives to conduct student exchange at Tarlac Agricultural University in the Philippines, Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic in Malaysia, and Duy Tan University in Vietnam. For information, the SEA-TVET Internship Exchange Program in 2019 was carried out by 5 countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
This program is implemented in collaboration with 44 institutions in Indonesia, 3 institutions in Malaysia, 20 institutions in the Philippines, 4 institutions in Thailand and 1 institution in Vietnam.
Vice Director II, Vice Director III, Head of International Affairs, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department along with the lecturers, Head of Business Administration Department along with the lecturers, Polbeng Staff and students were present during welcoming the four students.