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The Competence of Graduates in Machining Technology Vocational High Schools Based on National Practical Exam in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

1Mechanical Engineering Education Department, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2Technology and Vocational Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 6, 840-844
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-6-38
Copyright © 2018 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Theophile Habanabakize, Pardjono. The Competence of Graduates in Machining Technology Vocational High Schools Based on National Practical Exam in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(6):840-844. doi: 10.12691/education-6-6-38.

Correspondence to: Theophile  Habanabakize, Mechanical Engineering Education Department, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Email: habath4pacis@gmail.com

Abstract

This study aimed at describing the level of graduates’ competence in Machining Technology Vocational High Schools (VHSs) based on 2015/2016 academic year National Practical Exam (NPE) and to see if practical courses teaching and learning facilities meet the minimum standards criteria which can be used as the input in improving learning process. The study used observation and documentation as data collection instruments. Data were collected from four (4) VHSs using observation guides and NPE results reports with 369 as the number of NPE participants and all the participants were considered. Results show that there is a lack of practical courses teaching and learning facilities because they are not proportional to the number of students, most available facilities are outdated and others are damaged. It was also found that regarding preparation scoring component all participants were into very competent category with 100%; concerning process they were into competent category with 88.82%, concerning attitudes they were into very competent category with 95.48%, concerning product they were into fairly competent category with 79.48%, concerning the time efficiency they were into very competent category with 95.39% and concerning the overall score they were into competent category with 88.49%.

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