BANDUNG - In 2017, vocational schools (SMK) management will be taken the provincial government. Along with the program, West Java Provincial Government took the initiative to carry out certification of all vocational graduates across West Java in accordance with the major.
After undergoing the Economic Census 2016 Pakuan Building, Jl. Otto Iskandardinata No. 1, Bandung on Sunday morning (05/01/2016), the Governor of West Java Ahmad Heryawan said that his staffs will cooperate with some of the certification agency, so that later, after graduating the vocational school students in West Java will have a certificate of expertise according to the major taken when studying in the vocational school.
"We will make the program – so, later, besides issuing a vocational diploma, Certificate of Graduate Study for students, vocational school will also be well and properly engineered, and designed so that our vocational school will also have the authority to issue a skill certification. So the alumni will no longer need to join the BLK (Training Center) to get certified, "said Aher.
"It is enough for the student to join a vocational school, and majoring in automotive for example so that he has expertise in automotive. When he graduated from vocational school, he will bring an STTB and certificates with him, "said Aher.
Aher also said his staffs are now seeking a cooperation with many certification agencies. This is necessary because of the large number of students in vocational schools in West Java it reached 300 thousand students. Hopefully, by the direct certification it will further improve the competence and quality of the graduates of vocational schools in West Java