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Samsung provides coding training for high school teachers

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Samsung Electronics Indonesia, through the Samsung Innovation Campus (SIC) program, provides training and materials coding, programming, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and IoT (Internet of Things) in more than 17 SMA and SMK in Indonesia.

This program plays a role in supporting the digital era, with a focus on preparing human resources and prioritizing the provision of infrastructure for the educational environment, so that each element in it is able to adapt to technology and digitalization.

“Teachers need to have a good balance of theoretical and practical knowledge so that they can provide a solid foundation for what they teach,” said Samsung Electronics Indonesia Head of Corporate Citizenship Ennita Pramono, in her statement, Wednesday.

Ennita added that teachers must not only have manual skills but also technology skills.

“Of digital era, cloud computing, big data and encryption in several sectors of the job market in the future remains the highest priority according to The Future of Jobs Report 2020 released by the World Economic Forum, “he said.

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“Teacher competence in the field of technology can lead students to become professionals in accordance with the needs of the tight and dynamic job market,” he added.

In collaboration with Skilvul, in this year’s SIC program teachers are first intensively involved for 6 weeks, through 2 training stages.

The first stage is the teacher facilitation stage at the same time workshop innovation, where teachers will be awarded capacity building to improve his ability to facilitate the online learning process as well as an understanding of the innovation process.

In addition, teachers are also given training, starting from how to determine innovation ideas, making prototypes to introducing the User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX).

In the second level, the teacher gets workshop about coding, where they have the opportunity to deepen knowledge coding basic (front-end web development) in order to be able to develop their first web application. The material taught is HTML, CSS, Javascript and web design.

Not just gaining experience and insights about coding and programming, the basic knowledge that teachers get from the SIC program can be used to help students develop products in joint projects at later stages of training.

“We hope that the SIC program can strengthen the capacity of teachers in facilitating educational programs, especially in the field of information and technology. And most importantly, teachers have the ability to improve the quality of students in facing the industrial era 4.0 job market,” Ennita concluded.

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Reporter: Arnidhya Nur Zhafira
Editor: Maria Rosari Dwi Putri

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