TOEIC's Important Role for Job Seekers
Competition in the world of work in this modern era is increasingly tight and selective for job seekers. Minimum competence will make it difficult for applicants to find work. For this reason, graduates need to be equipped with sufficient competencies so that they are able to compete with other competitors. Facing these conditions, STIE Perbanas Surabaya also equips students with various competencies, one of which is the ability to speak English. This was manifested in the TOEIC Socialization By ITC event on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Located at the Campus 1 Auditorium, this activity was attended by a number of students from various generations and representatives from student organizations.
Chairman of STIE Perbanas Surabaya, Dr. Lutfi, SE., M. Fin in his speech conveyed the importance of students knowing TOEIC and its benefits in the world of work. He shared that his history of taking a master's degree in Australia also requires TOEIC competence. "The company is looking for a TOEIC certificate rather than a TOEFL certificate. So, on this occasion, STIE Perbanas Surabaya students must take advantage of the TOEIC Socialization By ITC event so that they can be a provision for the future, considering that few people know about TOEIC, "he explained.
Meanwhile, the speakers who were presented at this socialization were the Chief Operating Officer of the International Test Center (ITC), Jenny Lee and the Head of Education Development Division ITC, Harry Pratama. Both provide insight into the English communication skills needed in the world of work. Jenny Lee explained that the International Test Center (ITC) is headquartered in Jakarta, precisely on Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 47 Jakarta. "The vision of ITC itself ensures that everyone who interacts with English will be provided with maximum service so that they can be confident (comfortable) and satisfied. ITC helps anyone who will take the certification exam (in English) to be more confident in taking the exam and more competent after attending the training at ITC, "he explained.
Harry Pratama also added about the difference between TOEFL and TOEIC. "Abroad, an important point that companies look for in the world of work is TOEIC. Basically, the TOEIC itself focuses more on the ability to communicate directly using English. Then, the newest TOEIC certificate is no longer in the form of a certificate, but in the form of a score according to the test results, "added Harry.
Before the event was over, students were invited to interact and undergo a mini test. In addition, students can also find out how much they are able to test the TOEIC competency. Enthusiasm was also seen from the students with their interest in participating in the training which would later be held by the ITC itself. (Fergi / Eko)