Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat (UM Sumbar) visited the Secretariat of Regional Board of Indonesia Young Entrepreneurs Association (BPD HIPMI) Sumbar on Tuesday (14/12). The visitation was conducted by the Institute for Collaboration and International Affairs (LKUI) UM Sumbar. It was located at the Basko Padang Hotel, West Sumatera. BPD HIPMI, represented by the Vice-Chairman of BPD HIPMI Sumbar, General Secretary, and the Vice-Secretary, welcomed LKUI UM Sumatera Barat.
The visitation also discussed the intention to collaborate and implement an entrepreneurship workshop. The idea of the workshop aimed to support the MInistry program, which is to produce a hundred thousand young entrepreneurs. Moreover, the Rector of UM Sumatera Barat already has a program to create UM Sumatera Barat as an entrepreneur university. BPD HIPMI favorably welcomed due to the Chairman of HIPMI Sumbar’s similar work plan.
This visitation has a follow-up agenda to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for both parties. Dr Riki Saputra MA, the Rector of UM Sumbar, mentioned his support for collaborative ideas. “It is a realization form in establishing the Indonesia Young Entrepreneurs Association (HIPMI) in UM Sumatera Barat,” he said. Previously, five higher education institutions in West Sumatera had created HIPMI in their respective campuses. Later, the collaboration would make UM Sumatera Barat follow the entrepreneur path.
“I expect the collaboration through this visitation of UM Sumatera Barat opens various job opportunities,” said Dr Riki Saputra, as reported on the official UM Sumbar site.