Field Work Practice is one of the mandatory requirements for students to complete lectures at ASEAN’s Best Private University Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia. Practice aims to apply the knowledge that has been gained while studying at Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, so that students are able to develop their expertise more broadly based on real problems. Through Field Work Practices, especially students of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (FTIK) Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia can also act as a problem solver who is able to create technology-based innovations to solve problems that exist in society.
Recently, students of the Information Technology and S1 Informatics Study Program created an innovative work in the form of an Employee Performance Monitoring System at PLN UID Lampung. The work was developed based on the problems encountered in the agency while students were carrying out Field Work Practices. The system was developed by students in teams, so they can collaborate to complete the system effectively and efficiently for two months.
Lecturer at Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, Andi Nurkholis, M.Kom. said that innovation ideas emerged and were created based on the problems found in PLN UID Lampung, where there was no daily performance monitoring/monitoring mechanism for PLN UID Lampung employees. In fact, daily performance reports from employees are very important for agencies so that they can continue to develop and improve agency performance. In addition, the results of monitoring can also be used as consideration for the leadership of PLN UID Lampung in evaluating and following up on employee performance.
“The solution to the existing problems is the need for the application of Information Technology in the employee performance appraisal mechanism, so that an innovative idea for an employee daily performance appraisal system emerges according to the needs of PLN UID Lampung. For students, this is also a very appropriate means to develop soft skills/expertise, especially in problem-based software development,” he explained, Wednesday (31/3/2022).
As students who are agents of change, Lecturer at Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia Andi Nurkholis always emphasizes to students, in this case, Field Work Practice guidance so that they can make a real and innovative contribution to society. The work that has been created also represents the quality of soft skills and hard skills of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia students in the field of Software Engineering, so that they will be able to compete and compete in the world of work after students are declared graduated with a Bachelor of Computer degree.
The results of the innovations that have been created are then registered as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) so that they can be of wider benefit to the community, in particular it will provide exclusive and economic rights for the creators if other parties want to Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia students will be able to continue to be developed and used more widely, not only at the PLN UID Lampung agency. As is well known, HKI is a Copyright granted to creators based on products that have been developed in recognition of the innovations created by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
“Thank you to the Rector of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia who always supports the development of innovation, so that it can be implemented in a real and beneficial way for the community,” said Andi Nurkholis.
The team of students who have developed innovative works are Muhammad Hamdan Sobirin, S1 Information Technology, Abdullah Karim, S1 Informatics, and M. Reza Amir Subekti, S1 Informatics.
Meanwhile, the Vice Rector of Universitas Teknokrat Indonesia, Dr. H. Mahathir Muhammad, S.E., M.M. expressed his appreciation for the work of student applications that have been developed and applied at PLN UID Lampung. “Hopefully it will be useful for the PLN UID Lampung agency,” he said. (Teknokrat)