International conference of Indonesian Technical Vocational Education and Association (APTEKINDO) 2018 is conducted within a theme “Revitalization of Technical and Vocational Education to Face Industrial Revolution 4.0”. The theme is chosen as a response to the development and acceleration of industrial revolution 4.0, which has spread to every single country. Information technology has become the vital necessity of human life. The use of computer-based tools or devices makes people borderless and able to access unlimited information. Such phenomena might hamper human’s activities especially in the field of science and technology and higher education. The challenges of industrial revolution 4.0 must be responded fast and precisely. Henceforth, planned and structured efforts should be initiated to guarantee that technology and vocational education can produce globally competitive graduates. In coping with facing the industrial revolution 4.0, Indonesian government, especially Indonesian Ministry of Industry has programmed “Making Indonesia 4.0”. Currently, the government focuses on industries that support the development of industrial revolution 4.0, such as food and beverage, electronic, automotive, textile and clothing, and chemical industries. Vocational education takes a significant role in preparing competitive workforces in accordance with the present era. Therefore, this conference is expected to come into useful to gather ideas, to share thoughts, and to initiate efforts for the sake of better vocational education in facing industrial revolution 4.0.
This conference invites competent speakers whose expertise is on the scope of technology and vocational education such as: 1) Prof. Dr. H. Muhadjir Effendy, MA, Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture; 2) Michael Freiherr von Ungern, Sternberg, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN and Timor-Leste; 3) Dr. Jun Javines, Vice President for Academic Affair, University of San Carlos, Education Department Cebu City, Philippines; 4) Prof. Dr. Wenny Rahayu, Head of School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences La Trobe University Victoria, Australia; and 5) Prof Dr. Muchlas Samani, M.Pd., the Rector of Universitas Negeri Surabaya for 2010-2014 periods, Indonesia.
The conference was held in Surabaya, Indonesia, on July 11-14, 2018, participated by 615 participants from sixteen universities covering domestic and foreign institutions. There were 227 papers submitted to the committee, of which each paper was first selected by peer-reviewed process conducted by two reviewers. Finally, only 82 papers were accepted to be published in this proceedings. The topics of the papers included Technical and Vocational Teacher Competencies, Technical and Vocational Education Curricula, Technical and Vocational Education Models, Technical and Vocational Education Evaluation, Technical and Vocational Education Policy, Public-private Partnership in Technical and Vocational Education, Technical and Vocational Education Management, Technopreneurship, and Competencies Certification. Faculty of Technique, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, is the organizer of APTEKINDO 2018. We would like to thank all the invited speakers and whole participants for sharing and contributing actively to the conference. We also greatly thank to the organizing committee, the members of scientific committee, reviewers, and sponsors for the priceless and never ending supports. We also want to express our gratitude for the authors who contribute to the conference. Special thanks go as well to Mr. Zeger Karssen from Atlantis Press for his support in publishing the conference proceedings.
Prof. Dr. Ekohariadi, M.Pd.
Chairman of Organizing Committee