The Influence of Communication Skills on the Work Readiness of Vocational School Students in Building Engineering Expertise


Vocational high schools (SMK) have a goal to produce graduates who are ready to work. The problem that occurs is the high level of open unemployment (TPT) for vocational school graduates in Indonesia, especially in the city of Surabaya. An important aspect of producing graduates who can compete and succeed in work in the world of work is job readiness. SMK graduates are declared to have high work readiness if they already have the skills needed by the world of work. One of the skills that must be possessed is communication skills. The aims of this research are as follows. (1) To analyze the communication skills possessed by SMK students; (2) To analyze the effect of communication skills on the job readiness of SMK students. This is correlational research. The population of this research is all students of SMK in the field of Building Engineering in the city of Surabaya. The sampling technique used is purposive sampling, which is taken as a sample of class XII students of SMK Negeri 2 Surabaya, SMK Negeri 3 Surabaya, and SMK Negeri 7 Surabaya. Data collection techniques using questionnaires and data analysis using linear regression. The expected results of this study are as follows. (1) The communication skills that students have from the highest to the lowest consist of written communication skills, listening skills, visual communication skills, dan oral communication skills; (2) Communication skills have a positive influence on the job readiness of SMK students.

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Wahyu Dwi Mulyono, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Suparji, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Arie Wardhono, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
Bambang Suprianto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
I Gusti Putu Asto Buditjahjanto, Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia

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Conference: SEACE2023
Stream: Education

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Mulyono W., Suparji ., Wardhono A., Suprianto B., & Buditjahjanto I. (2023) The Influence of Communication Skills on the Work Readiness of Vocational School Students in Building Engineering Expertise ISSN: 2435-5240 The Southeast Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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