Proceedings of the 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference, MIC 2023, 28 October 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Vocational Education as the Key to Economic Development in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-10-2023.2341745,
        author={Heru  Subiyantoro and Azaemta  Tarziraf and Abdullah Qiqi Asmara},
        title={The Role of Vocational Education as the Key to Economic Development in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd Multidisciplinary International Conference, MIC 2023, 28 October 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MIC},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={vocational education economic development industrial world labor polytechnic vocational high school},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-10-2023.2341745}
    }
    
  • Heru Subiyantoro
    Azaemta Tarziraf
    Abdullah Qiqi Asmara
    Year: 2023
    The Role of Vocational Education as the Key to Economic Development in Indonesia
    MIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-10-2023.2341745
Heru Subiyantoro1, Azaemta Tarziraf1,*, Abdullah Qiqi Asmara1
  • 1: Universitas Borobudur
*Contact email: azaemtatarziraf21@gmail.com

Abstract

Vocational education is an education sector that focuses on practical training and skills that suit the needs of industry and the job market. In Indonesia, along with rapid economic development, the role of vocational education is increasingly recognized as a key factor in supporting sustainable economic growth. This research aims to analyze the role of vocational education in the context of economic development in Indonesia. This research uses qualitative education with descriptive methods. The research results show that vocational education plays an important role in Indonesia's economic development. Through a focus on developing practical skills and students' readiness for the world of work, vocational education creates a skilled workforce needed by various industrial sectors. It helps reduce unemployment rates by giving graduates better job opportunities, as well as encouraging entrepreneurship by teaching the elements of business. Apart from that, vocational education also triggers innovation and creativity, helping Indonesia compete in an ever-changing global economy. No less important, vocational education provides a ready-to-use workforce for the industrial world, reducing the burden on companies in training new employees.