IPB University Gives Certification to Professional Fishermen


Certification is really needed for fishermen who already have skills according to the specified work standards. This certification will help fishermen to get better jobs. Since 2015, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) IPB University has had a Competency Test Place (TUK) for fishermen.

This was conveyed by the Chairman of the TUK, Dr. Ronny I Wahju, M.Phil when giving a speech in the Phase II Competency Test at Karanggantu Fisheries College, Banten (1/8). On this occasion, TUK FPIK in collaboration with the Banten Provincial Office tested 100 Banten fishermen.
"The existence of this TUK is important for the acceleration of strengthening the national fisheries and marine industry. TUK FPIK IPB University has obtained a permit as a Marine Professional Certification Institute (LSP-K) since 2015 and in 2019 received a license from the Marine and Fisheries Professional Certification Institute (LSPKP). Based on the two licenses, TUK FPIK-IPB University can carry out competency tests in the field of fisheries and marine affairs, which include aquaculture, fishing, fishery product processing, fishery business, fishing machinery, salt and conservation, "he said.

In addition to the competency test for fishermen, TUK FPIK has also conducted competency tests on technicians, executors and experts in the Management of Water Conservation Area Management at the end of last year. In this competency test there were 52 participants from FPIK IPB University alumni and universities and related agencies who received this competency certificate.

"This year, TUK FPIK has received 22 competency test allocations, where each package is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. This Competency Test is a collaboration of LSPKP with the Ministry of Labor, "he said.

According to him, TUK FPIK is supported by more than 30 competency assessors who are lecturers at FPIK IPB University and have been certified as assessors since 2017. Armed with existing facilities and professional support of assessors, TUK FPIK-IPB University is ready to develop itself into a Competency Test Place for provide competency guarantees for Indonesian fisheries and marine human resources.

"With the TUK FPIK, graduates not only get a diploma but also a certificate of professional competence. So that graduates of IPB University are ready to compete in the field of maritime affairs and fisheries, "he said. (** / Zul)



Published Date : 04-Aug-2019

Resource Person : Dr Ronny I Wahju, M.Phil

Keyword : TUK FPIK, Fisheries Competency Test, fisherman certification, professional certification, IPB University

SDG : SDG 8 - DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH