Delta Dunia Group, through BIRU, Supports the Government in Enhancing Vocational High School Students’ Skills through Industry-Based Training and Entrepreneurship Programs

25 May 2023

  • Delta Dunia Group, through its subsidiary PT. Bisa Ruang Nuswantara (BIRU), which operates in social education and environment, is committed to developing skills for 150 students in 5 Vocational High Schools (SMK) in Central Java.
  • BIRU has collaborated with 23 SMKs across Indonesia and has provided training programs for 2,113 students through the BISA Ruang Vokasi product.
  • BIRU targets 44,000 students, 2,500 scholarship awardees, and 2,000 participants in teacher competency development by 2027.

Surakarta, May 25, 2023 – PT. Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk., (Delta Dunia Group), through its subsidiary, PT. BISA Ruang Nuswantara (BIRU) today inaugurated a training and entrepreneurship program in collaboration with five Vocational High Schools (SMK) in Central Java witnessed by the Surakarta Regional Government. Through the BISA Ruang Vokasi (BRV) product, which focuses on work practices, and the Karya BISA (KRB) product, which focuses on entrepreneurship, BIRU is committed to long-term efforts to improve the academic knowledge, skills, and character of SMK students needed by the mining industry and the business world in particular, as well as the development of Indonesia’s future generations in general. In order to strengthen BIRU’s presence in Central Java, BIRU cooperates with five SMKs, namely SMKN 1 Klego (Boyolali), Christian SMK Pedan (Klaten), SMK Pancasila (Solo), SMK Warga (Solo), and SMK Tunas Harapan Pati (Pati). In the first batch of both BRV and KRB products partnering with the 5 SMKs, BIRU will train 150 SMK students for one year.

In his remarks at the signing ceremony, Drs. Teguh Prakosa, Vice Mayor of Surakarta, said, “Employing SMK graduates means not only creating income for SMK graduates, but also helping the local economy. This role makes SMK a driving sector for economic growth. On the other hand, SMK education is an investment in improving the quality of our human resources, which requires SMK’s ability to produce high-quality graduates who are ready for the workforce. I welcome the launch of this industry-based learning platform and have high hopes for its potential positive impact on the wider community. Businesses and industries must work together by providing SMKs with appropriate facilities and infrastructure. My gratitude goes to BIRU for making a tangible contribution, especially through its product ‘BISA Ruang Vokasi,’ a platform for development and industry-based training.”

Dian Andyasuri, Commissioner of BIRU, said, “BIRU, founded by Delta Dunia Group in 2023, has become an innovative social subsidiary focused on vocational education, waste management, and recycling. The establishment of BIRU is Delta Dunia Group’s long-term commitment to environment, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, inseparable from the company’s operations. BIRU has two flagship products, namely BISA Ruang Vokasi (BRV) and Karya BISA (KRB), both of which focus on developing industry-based training and entrepreneurship. We are committed to continuously expanding these products and working with as many vocational schools throughout Indonesia as possible. Naturally, we will continue to work in synergy with various relevant government agencies and local industries from various sectors to achieve these goals.”

BRV is an industry-based skills training product aimed at improving the capacity and skills of SMK graduates to meet the needs of the industry. KRB promotes collaboration in the production of industrial tools, such as the Alugoro hammer and the Pasopati controller, according to standards. Proceeds from the sale of KRB’s industrial products subsidize the funding of the BRV program, thus providing broader and more affordable access to learning. The signing of this collaboration with SMKs in Central Java is an extension of the BRV and KRB products, which have been implemented since 2018. BRV has collaborated with 23 SMKs, and KRB has collaborated with 4 SMKs. BIRU aims to cover 44,000 students, 2,500 scholarship recipients, and 2,000 participants in teacher capacity building by 2027.

Kristiyanto Widiyawan, Director of BIRU, said, “Both of our products are representative of BIRU’s contribution to meeting the demand for skilled workers ready to be absorbed by the industry and to educating students to become entrepreneurs. BIRU is a solution that optimizes the link and matches between education and industry. Currently, BIRU has collaborated with PT Bukit Makmur Mandiri Utama, Darma Bakti Berau Foundation (PT Berau Coal), Ithaca, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS), as well as small and medium enterprises in the industry. Optimal synergy within this ecosystem will open wider access for vocational students.”

In the future, BIRU will present BRV in an online format called the BRV Platform. The BRV Platform is an e-learning program based on industry competency learning, enhanced by the virtual reality approach in its hands-on learning. This platform provides a deeper learning experience and enhances digital literacy by presenting different modules and using interactive multimedia tools such as videos and virtual simulations. BRV graduates will receive a National Standard Certificate (BNSP), which will support the alignment of graduates with the increasingly demanding needs of the industry.

Delta Dunia Group’s expansion into mining infrastructure, mining technology, and mine rehabilitation also contributes to the future demand for skilled workers. BIRU complements the Delta Dunia Group’s ecosystem by providing the human resources needed in the midst of dynamic industrial development, promoting sustainable practices.

“ESG has always been an integral part of Delta Dunia Group’s operations. Therefore, our commitment at Delta Dunia Group is to continuously innovate in social and environmental areas that can have a broad positive impact,” concludes Dian.

About PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk.
PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk. was established in 1990 and, through its main subsidiary, PT Bukit Makmur Utama (BUMA), is a leading coal mining services contractor in Indonesia and Australia, providing mining services for some of the largest coal producers in both countries. PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk. is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX Code: DOID). DOID is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.

For further information, please contact:
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PT Delta Dunia Makmur Tbk.
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