The Implementation of Vocational Skill Learning Management Model to Prepare Mild Mental Reatardation Student to Enter Workforce


  • Septi Riana Dewi Univeristy of Technology Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Putri Bensu SLB Mardi Mulyo, Indonesia
  • Rejokirono Rejokirono University of Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Indonesia


Mild mental retardation is children who have intellectual disability. Their intellectual disability demands the education provided for them to emphasize the development of their vocational skill potential to build their self-esteem. According to Gorvernor Regulation of DIY Number 47 Year 2010, one of the eight main duties and function of education states that organizing vocational training for special need children in preparing them to enter the workforce. Special school graduates are children who have skill and readiness to enter the workforce. Infact, they are still unemployed since they are not involved in the community. It happens since skill learning management model has not been applied optimally. Special school has not invited parents and businessman in planning, implementing, and evaluating skill learning and lacks work practice for students. To deal with those problems, SLB Negeri 1 Yogyakarta impelements management model through some following specifications; (1) classifying of study group based on skill; (2) providing vocational skill materials based on central curriculum analysis and it is tailor made to meet the input/need of DUDI practisioners; (3) providing functional thematic learning approach with skill themes; (4) organizing field practice and internship; (5) having cooperation with DUDI practitioners. There is a significant impact of the implementation of vocational learning management model. It can be seen from the children readiness and several children who can work increasing recently. In conclusion, vocational learning management model can be implemented in SLB Negeri 1 Yogyakarta and improve children readiness to enter the workforce. It is expected that this model is also applicable for other SLBs in Special Region of Yogyakarta. Keywords: mild mental retardation children, vocational skill, self-esteem






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