SOEs minister names new head of railway company PT KAI

first_imgState-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has replaced the president director of Indonesian railway company PT Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) following the ministry’s plan to restructure major state companies.“Didiek Hartyanto, previously PT KAI’s financial director, has been appointed the company’s president director, continuing the previous president director’s tenure,” according to a ministerial decree issued on Friday. Didiek replaces Edi Sukmoro, who had led the company since 2014.Meanwhile, Rivan Achmad Purwantono replaces Didiek as the company’s finance director. Prior to his appointment as KAI finance director in February 2016, Didiek worked at state-owned Bank Mandiri as the bank’s executive vice president from February 2011 to January 2016.Erick also appointed Jeffrie Korompis as KAI business development director, replacing Amrozi Hamidi; Magin U. Norhadi as the new commerce director replacing Dody Budiawan; and Agung Yunanto as the new human resources director replacing Ruli Adi.The ministry introduced the restructuring program to improve profitability at state-owned companies as the increases of some of the companies’ asset growth were not proportional to their profit growth.According to a government-commissioned joint study between McKinsey & Co. and Boston Consulting Group, of the 114 state-owned enterprises plotted by the study, only five bring added value to the country. Among the five are banks and a telecommunications company.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Modern Science Education Standards and PAsmart will Prepare Students for Good Careers in Pennsylvania

first_img Education,  PAsmart,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf thanked educators, parents and businesses for sharing their input today on modernizing the state’s science education standards which determine how science is taught in schools. The governor also discussed his groundbreaking PAsmart initiative which has invested $40 million in science and technology education.“Science is increasingly part of our everyday education, work, and lives in a changing economy,” said Governor Wolf. “Businesses need workers with the problem solving and analytical skills that are developed by studying science. Updating the state’s science education standards will prepare students with the skills and knowledge they’ll need to succeed at many different jobs in the future. A good science education also is the foundation of a strong workforce and will help the state to compete in the global economy.”The governor spoke to stakeholders in Dauphin County as part of a series of public meetings the Department of Education is holding to gather feedback. The state Board of Education last fall directed the department to update the state’s science education standards to align them with current research and best practices, including a review of the Next Generation Science Standards.Pennsylvania has two sets of science standards – Science and Technology and Environment and Ecology – which are the basis for curriculum development and instruction in schools. The science standards were last updated on January 5, 2002.Governor Wolf is committed to science and technology education. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative two years ago which has invested $40 million to bring high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science education in elementary, middle, and high schools, and professional development for teachers as well as $30 million to expand hands-on job training through career and technical education, registered apprenticeships and Next Generation Industry Partnerships.The Wolf Administration awards PAsmart funding through two competitive grant programs: Targeted Grants and Advancing Grants. Hundreds of PAsmart Targeted Grants of $35,000 each are helping schools across Pennsylvania to expand computer science programming and prioritize access for underrepresented students, such as students of color, girls, low-income students and students in rural communities. The funding also provides training to more than 1,100 educators to teach STEM and computer science.PAsmart Advancing Grants, of up to $500,000 each, support cross-sector partnerships to provide quality STEM and computer science learning for all ages – early childhood, preK-12, postsecondary, and adult learners. The next round of PAsmart Advancing grant recipients will be announced soon.Projects funded by the PAsmart Advancing Grants include computer science and STEM camps and robotics programs in rural schools; support for diversity and inclusion on esports teams in high-need areas; STEM programming for preK-2 students and classrooms; and a mobile fabrication lab where students gain hands-on experience in coding and robotics.PAsmart has made Pennsylvania a national leader in STEM and computer science education. The commonwealth is tied for first in the nation for the number of nationally recognized STEM ecosystems and produces the fifth most STEM graduates. The governor’s budget proposes to continue funding PAsmart.At the governor’s request, the Pennsylvania Board of Education also made computer science education available to all students by endorsing the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) K-12 Standards in 2018. Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require workers to use computers and new technologies.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf: Modern Science Education Standards and PAsmart will Prepare Students for Good Careers in Pennsylvaniacenter_img March 03, 2020last_img read more