Pelaku MICE Berpengalaman Bisa Dapat Gelar Setara S1

Monday, 22 November 21 Venue

Pengalaman berkecimpung di industri MICE bisa disetarakan dengan gelar pendidikan formal dengan adanya metode Rekognisi Pembelajaran Lampau.

Program studi MICE di perguruan tinggi bisa jadi belum menarik bagi para pelajar. Program studi ini juga rasanya belum lama hadir sebagai pendidikan formal. Di Politeknik Negeri Jakarta (PNJ) misalnya, program studi ini baru hadir di tahun 2005. Padahal pelaku MICE sudah berkecimpung di industri jauh sebelum itu.

Untungnya saat ini pemerintah, melalui Direktorat Jenderal Pendidikan Tinggi (Ditjen Dikti), Kemendikbudristek melalui Direktorat Pembelajaran dan Kemahasiswaan tahun ini mengadakan program bantuan pemerintah Rekognisi Pembelajaran Lampau (RPL).

RPL merupakan bentuk pengakuan atas capaian pembelajaran seseorang yang diperoleh melalui pendidikan formal, non formal, informal, atau pengalaman kerja ke dalam pendidikan formal.

Seperti kita tahu, pengakuan kompetensi seseorang masih fokus pada pembelajaran formal di lembaga pendidikan. Padahal pendidikan non-formal dan pengalaman kerja serta keikutsertaan individu pada pelatihan-pelatihan mesti mendapat pengakuan yang layak.

Kebijakan RPL ini juga berlaku bagi pelaku industri MICE. beberapa perguruan tinggi sudah mulai menerapkan RPL. Dosen Universitas Podomoro, Santi Palupi dalam perbincangan Podcast yang tayang di kanal YouTube MICE Indonesia menjelaskan, perguruan tinggi boleh menerapkan RPL atas izin dari Kemendikbud.

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“Beberapa perguruan tinggi sudah menerapkan RPL. Kami ingin menghargai dan mengapresiasi teman-teman industri MICE karena keterampilan dan pengalamannya bisa disetarakan dengan jenjang diploma 4 atau strata 1,” jelas Santi.

Direktur Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi (LSP) MICE, Adjat Sudrajat termasuk generasi yang mendapat kesempatan RPL. Ketika mengambil pendidikan MICE jenjang S1 ia tidak harus menjalani 8 semester seperti kuliah pada umumnya.

“Saya termasuk pendidikan masa lalu. Ketika ambil S1 saya tidak jalani 8 semester, hanya mata kuliah yang kurang saja. Karena pelaku MICE kan menguasai multi disiplin ilmu,” kenang Adjat.

Kendati begitu, Santi mengingatkan, pendidikan di bangku kuliah memang penting, tapi pelaku industri MICE tidak hanya butuh ijazah perguruan tinggi. Jika ingin meningkatkan kualifikasinya sebagai pelaku MICE, harus juga dilengkapi dengan Surat Keterangan Pendamping Ijazah (SKPI) seperti sertifikat seminar atau menjadi panitia kegiatan MICE.

“Sertifikat ini menunjukkan lulusan MICE sudah berpengalaman. Akan lebih bagus lagi jika punya sertifikasi kompetensi,” cetusnya.

English

Experienced MICE Industry Players Can Get A Bachelor’s Degree

An experience in the MICE industry is equivalent to a formal education through the Recognition of Prior Learning method.

MICE study programs at universities are not attractive enough for students, and this study program hasn’t been a formal discipline for long either. At the State Polytechnic of Jakarta, this study program was founded in 2005 despite the fact that the industry came about a lot earlier than that.

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Luckily, now the government is doing the government funded program called the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through the General Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.

RPL is a form of recognition of one’s achievement acquired through formal, non-formal, informal education, or work experience converted into formal education.

As we all are aware, competence recognition is now still focused on formal education at educational institutions. Meanwhile, there are many non-formal educational institutions, work experience, and individual participation in training that must receive recognition.

The RPL regulation also applies for MICE industry players. Many higher education institutions have already implemented it. A lecturer at Podomoro University, Santi Palupi, in our podcast on MICE Indonesia’s YouTube channel explained that universities can apply RPL upon the approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.

“Several higher education institutions have implemented RPL. We respect and appreciate MICE industry players for their skills and experience that are equivalent to a diploma or bachelor degree,” explained Santi.

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Director of MICE Professional Certification Institute, Adjat Sudrajat, is a part of the generation that gets to experience RPL. When undergoing his bachelor study in MICE, he didn’t have to go through eight semesters just like a regular degree.

“I was a part of yesterday’s education. When taking my bachelor’s degree, I didn’t have to take 8 semesters, just cutting some courses, as MICE industry players have expertise in various disciplines,” Adjat reminisced.

Despite that, Santi said, a university-level education is still important, but MICE industry players need more than a degree. To increase one’s qualification as a MICE industry player, a diploma supplement is necessary. It includes certificates from participation in seminars or MICE organizing committees.

“This certificate shows that the MICE graduate is experienced. It will be even better to have a competence certificate,” she added.