Vocational High School in Indonesia Facing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
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- ASEAN Economic Community (AEC); vocational education
The implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which has been started since December 2015, is expected to encourage the economic progress of ASEAN and each country to have a positive impact on the economic progress together. Indonesia is the country with the largest population in Southeast Asia and has an ever-increasing population growth every year. This is an issue of employment because there is no balance between demand and job supply. The Indonesian people are still not ready to face the AEC seen from the low level of education and the lack of foreign language proficiency, as well as inadequate skills and skills. Vocational education that is prepared to enter the workforce, in fact is not as expected. Graduates of vocational education contribute Indonesia's unemployment rate in 2016 of 9.72% means that the government needs to improve the quality of education to create qualified human resources capable of competing against AEC. By using descriptive method based on the existing secondary data, the author describes the condition of Vocational High School (SMK) in Indonesia facing AEC. Indonesia is not yet fully prepared in terms of employment. SMK graduates are expected not only able to become a skilled resources but also able to create employment according to their expertise through entrepreneurship.
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TY - CONF AU - Riris Lawitta AU - Lasmita Sihaloho AU - Juli Arianti PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Vocational High School in Indonesia Facing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Teacher Training and Education 2017 (ICTTE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 253 EP - 260 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ictte-17.2017.28 DO - 10.2991/ictte-17.2017.28 ID - Lawitta2017/10 ER -