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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(2), 105-111
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-2-6
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Internship Students’ Work Readiness: Case Study in Metal Machining Department at Yogyakarta Vocational Training Center

Slamet Priyanto1, and Rochmad Novian Inderanata2

1Mechanical Engineering Education, Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2Graduate of Mechanical Engineering Education, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Pub. Date: February 14, 2020

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Slamet Priyanto and Rochmad Novian Inderanata. Internship Students’ Work Readiness: Case Study in Metal Machining Department at Yogyakarta Vocational Training Center. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(2):105-111. doi: 10.12691/education-8-2-6


This research was conducted with the aim of wanting to find out about the work readiness of the trainees in terms of mental aspects (affective), intellectual aspects which include cognitive and psychomotor. This research was carried out specifically in the machine tool department at the Yogyakarta Vocational Training Center during the period September - December 2019. The subject of this study was 20 internships who participated in basic skills training for 4 months in the production machinery department. The unit of analysis of this study is the ability of students which includes mental readiness and intellectual readiness (cognitive and psychomotor). Mental readiness is tracked by observation using observation guidelines or check lists. Cognitive abilities are explored using objective test questions. While psychomotor abilities are tracked by observation and measuring the workpieces of the interns' practice. Data are identified and described, then analyzed with basic statistics. The results of the basic analysis are transferred to the qualitative statement. The results of this study found that of 20 internships reaching 20% of mental attitudes less ready for work and 80% of mental attitudes ready for work. While the cognitive abilities of the 20 internship participants reached 30% less ready for work, 30% were quite ready to work and 40% were very ready to work.

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