DIRECTION OF VOCATIONAL ACCOUNTING EDUCATION AT WIDYATAMA UNIVERSITY
Rima Rachmawati, Rima Rachmawati
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The development of a country should be supported by a good level of education. Problems of Indonesia in the field of education is still little specialization on vocational education, they choose the path of more theoretical, this can be seen from the data in 2009 that vocational students in Indonesia 17.2% for a small number of developing countries. While the Strategic Plan for Higher Education, Department of Education in 2015 to target the ratio of the number of vocational students: undergraduate is 30:70. Therefore, the number of vocational students at this time should be increased by implementing education that focuses on preparing graduates to apply their expertise. University Widyatama provide vocational education diploma in accounting with the travel with the load 110 Semester Credit Units. Decreased interest in the study of accounting diploma program at the University Widyatama with the data of 2009 the ratio of the number of applicant’s vocation: 16:84 bachelors are always a challenge to find out the problems and solutions. Lack of relevance of the education system that is applied to the needs of the industry (the user), it is proved by the weak labor absorption in the region of West Java according to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) that the number of unemployment during the one-year period from 2013 to 2014 an increase in the number of unemployed where as many as 1,833,643 people in 2013, while in 2014 as many as 1,843,591, meaning that the increase in the number of unemployed as many as 9948 people. Vocational education is designed to develop the skills, abilities, understanding, behavior and habits are expected to minimize the number of unemployed.