SMK 1 Sumenep D3 Hospitality
Students of SMK 1 Sumenep at D3 Department of Hospitality Management, Faculty of Vocational Studies UNAIR. (Photo: Siti Nur Umami)
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UNAIR NEWS – Campus Trip becomes a learning media for senior high school / vocational high school students to gain knowledge about the process of admission, education, and activities in campus. One of them is done by students and teachers of SMKN 1 Sumenep. They made a visit to the Faculty of Vocational Studies Universitas Airlangga, especially the D-3 Program of Hospitality Management, Thursday, April 12.

Being held in the Faculty of Vocational Studies Hall, the group from SMKN 1 Sumenep followed a series of presentations to develop their skill in the hospitality field. The visit was attended by two classes of hospitality students with 6 teachers.

Aris Sunandar as Vice Principal of SMKN 1 Sumenep thanked to for being accepted to gain knowledge and learn how to compete in the professional world.

“This visit is expected to prepare our students to continue their studies or work in the professional,” he added.

Prof. Dr Retna Apsari, M.Si as Vice Dean I Faculty of Vocational Studies said that the visit to Hospitality Management Department is in line with the competence of SMKN 1 Sumenep students. The level of vocational education is in line with vocational education, i.e. graduates who are ready to work.

“Indeed, vocational graduates choose vocational education because the learning portion is 60% practice and 40% theory. Moreover, in the future, the Department of Hospitality Management UNAIR will redesign the curriculum to D-4, making it comparable to applied scholars, “he said.

Vocational education has the potential to compete with foreign workers. So that later, graduates will not be spectators in their own country. Prof. Retna encouraged all students to open access to information as much as possible to seek their passion and achievement strategy.

During the visit, students of Hotel Management and Tourism Program of UNAIR also gave an overview of student and campus activities.

Ferdinand Lamberthus, a student of Hotel Management program presented student activities, ranging from table care training at JW Marriott Hotel with international standards, community service, to arts and sports.

In addition, there are various courses in the Hospitality Management, such as accounting, professional ethics, hospitality information systems, to the fine dining management. Lectures are also supported by laboratory facilities for food processing.

“In the future, the Hotel Management study program will continue to make more efforts to improve cooperation with hotels for field practice. So, not limited to the campus only, “explained Dian Yuli Reindrawati, S.Sos., MM, PhD as the Chairman of the D-3 Program of Hospitality Management. (*)

Author: Siti Nur Umami

Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh


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