PIB Students, Doing business while studying

Politeknik Internasional Bali (PIB) students do not only have to compete in the national level but also dare to conduct business.

One of PIB students has dared to conduct business though he is still in college hood. I Nyoman Subawa is a student registered in 2018 and now he is the second semester has opened his own culinary business since two months ago. Criskel or Crispy Keladi is the label of his business. Keladi is the Balinese name of taro.

“I have just started my business 2 months ago and I do the marketing through social media and friends,” Subawa who was accompanied by his mentor I Gusti Ari Agustini SST Par., MM. explained his business in PIB Campus, Nyanyi Street Beach, Tanah Lot, Tabanan on Tuesday (14/5).

Subawa decided to use Taro or Keladi because it was easy to get and also wanted to bring the local material to the next level.

“The most of Balinese people love to eat Keladi and we can get it easily in many traditional markets in Bali,” he said.

Subawa made an innovation using taro by processing it into several variants of flavor, such as Hot Chili Balado, Hot Chili Roasted Chicken. With attractive packaging, he could sell around 100 packs for 2 months.

Director of PIB, Prof. Dr.Ir. Sulistyawati, M.Sc., M.M., M.Mis., D.Th., Ph.D., D.Ag, said that education in PIB leads students to become professionals in tourism industries as well as being entrepreneurs.

“The vision of PIB is being a university assuring quality, character, and trustworthiness with one mission graduating excellent students who have the entrepreneurial spirit,” Prof. Suli said who had succeeded in bringing the D4 Hotel Management study program to Achieve B accreditation in just 2 years.

PIB which is the first Green Campus in Bali holds vocational education with 3 study programs namely D3 Arts and Culinary, D4 Hotel Business Management and D4 Event Business Management. This is in line with the government’s mission to reduce unemployment in Indonesia and prepare for a ready-to-use and international workforce standard in the field of tourism and hospitality.

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