Developing Entrepreneurship in Vocational School Students through SEAMEO School

The needs of Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Society 5.0 in Indonesia, made the Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia published some policies focusing on producing the proper manpower. In response to those policies, SEAMEO QITEP in Science tries to increase the entrepreneurship in students with SEAMEO School. The SEAMEO School programme was started in September 2019, focusing on providing the students with skills that cope the IR 4.0 i.e. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Internet of Things technology skills. The output of this programme is the products produced by the students which are beneficial and worth selling. The SEAMEO School programme is not only aimed to build the technology-based learning model and improve vocational school students’ skill but also to support the Jabar Juara programme.

To spread the information of SEAMEO School, SEAMEO QITEP in Science organized the SEAMEO School 4.0 and the Entrepreneurship Development Strategy and SIPEDUN. This event was held on January 3, 2020, attended by 250 Principals of Senior High and Vocational School around The Education Office Sector VII (Kantor Cabang Dinas VII) of West Java Province.

In her report, the Head of The Education Office Sector VII, Mrs Endang Susilawati, delivered that the initial programme was participated by 108 students from SMKN 1, SMKN 3 and SMKN 11 Bandung, even though there were only 76 students left by the end of December 2019. However, the initial programme was successful in producing various augmented reality products. This programme will be continued and developed to become the School Camp for 3 to 6 months and the learning methods can be classroom or online class.

This programme is also supported by the Education Office West Java Province. Mr Asep Suhanggan, the representative of the Education Office, explained that students’ creativity is the important thing to be developed by the students nowadays. Therefore, we need creative teachers. He also hopes that KCD VII will be able to become the initiator to create the Great Teacher.

As the initiator of this programme, Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, the Indonesian SEAMEO Centres Coordinator, asked some students of the SEAMEO School participants to present their projects. One of them was Generevo Group who made an AR Project, named GENEREVO SmartBook, a book for early childhood education. The contents of this book are some information about the galaxy. This book and AR application have been tested at two different kindergartens and received positive feedback from the teachers and students.

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