Unesa's Role in Managing and Improving the Quality of Vocational Education Graduates in East Java in the Disrupted Era


East Java currently has 1,996 Vocational Schools with 220,958 graduates. However, of the total graduates only 64.11 percent can be accepted in the industry. This shows that of the total Vocational Schools in East Java, 40 percent of the quality of graduates is not standardized. The total skilled workforce in East Java, both from SMK graduates, Mini Vocational Schools, BLK (vocational training bodies) and Polytechnics as many as 234,088 people. For this reason the East Java Provincial Government is targeting 2019 the composition of vocational education 70 percent of SMKs and 30 percent of high schools are completed. Meanwhile, job vacancies available in East Java reach 390 thousand to 400 thousand and only 234 thousand can be fulfilled, resulting in a shortage of more than 100 thousand skilled workers. The analysis shows the importance of an in-depth study so that interest in choosing studies in vocational education in East Java increases, the implementation of the KKNI (Indonesian National Qualifications Framework) is better, improving the quality of facilities and facilities with five Vocational programs in one laboratory. innovation, provision of employability skills according to the skills needed in the era of industrial revolution 4.0, the introduction of the apprenticeship system is more relevant to the needs of the business world / industry, vocational education teacher qualifications, and internationalization of vocational education and training aimed at providing students with knowledge, skills and competencies needed in the international labor market.


vocational education, quality of graduates, facilities and infrastructure, internships, and employability skills.


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DOI : https://doi.org/10.32698//tech1315173