3rd SEA Vocational-Technical Webinar on Mechatronics System, Incorporating Green Environment and Food Processing Technology

The 3rd SEA Vocational-Technical Webinar on Mechatronics System, Incorporating Green Environment and Food Processing Technology was co-organized by SEAMEO TED, Go Study Global Education, and SEA Vocational-Technical High School Network on 07 April 2021 virtually. The webinar was participated by 180 participants from the Philippines (141), Malaysia (28), Indonesia (23), and Cambodia (14). It was such a fruitful lesson-learning and knowledge-sharing among the SEA Vocational-Technical High School Network members through three main topics.  This even was given opening remarks by Dr. Indra Muis, Bina Insani University Bekasi, West Java Indonesia.  He appreciated the three network members from the Philippines, Malaysian, and Indonesia for their good contribution to their lesson learn to the other network members as SEAMEO Family.

The first topic on SAPW SMSCP (Mechatronics System Certificate) was presented by Mr. Samarn, senior teacher of SMTI Yogyakarta Vocational High School, Indonesia. The main outline was about the fact and traditional approach of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, and system approach. He mainly highlighted the mechatronic system, system analysis, module and applications of components, characteristics and design function in the system, and physical principles characteristics, and limit value and source of error.

The second topic on Incorporating Green Environment in Inventing Smart ECM)) was presented by Ms. ARNI SYAFINAZ BT ARIFFIN, Ms. YOGESWARY A/P SUBRAMANIAM and Ms.  NORHAYATI BINTI ABU HASAN, the subject matter experts of vocational and technical education of KOLEJ VOKASIONAL SUNGAI BULOH, Malaysia. They illustrated some school information and welding technology  (SMAW process Shielded Metal Arc Welding).  They mainly explained about SMAW equipment, electrode, welding waste, electrode waste management, DC Smart Electrode Crushing Management project (DC smart ECM), the characteristics of DC Smart ECM, the difference of manual method and DC Smart ECM. The effectiveness of DC SMART ECM, in terms of Time Saving. And the implication of DC SMATT ECM for lecturers and students.

The last topic on Food Processing was presented by Ms. Cynthia, Secondary School Principal I of Maonon National High School, Philippines. Some key activities of the school food processing project shared in her presentation were student’s development, community linkage, and networking, higher education enrolment opportunity in local community college to poor students, and school’s extra-curricular activities such as Street Dance Competition when we bagged the championship award from the competition. Her presentation was ended with her school future plan for new normal practice ensure the learning accessibility and quality by encouraging teachers to prepare video lesson showing the process and proper ways of accomplishing the Food Processing Procedures, such as 10-day Immersion obligation for students (equivalent to 80-hour practicum) and also futting up of Pasalubong Center(Take-away store) for our students’ finished products.

Finally closing remarks by Mr. Khat Promsochetra, DDA of SEAMEO TED. He encouraged all network work members to actively get involved in further regional and international activities organized by SEAMEO TED and its partners to gain more knowledge and experience which is important for professional development.

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