Vocational schools graduates are expected to survive in working environment. They are provided with variety of experiences both academically and technically to succeed in facing demands and needs in the industrial world. This study aims to explore the students’ perception towards working environment and preparedness in facing industrial world. This quantitative study involves 350 vocational high school students majoring Mechanical Engineering in Makassar. The data is collected using questionnaire and documentation, then the data is analyzed with descriptive statistics and correlational using SPSS 22 version. The result shows that 1) the students’ perception towards working environment is categorized as high (53.15%), 2) the students’ perception towards their preparedness in facing industrial world is categorized as high (50.86%), and 3) there is a significant correlation among students’ perception, working environment and their preparedness in facing industrial world (75.6%).
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