Four Pillar Teaching Factory: A Teaching and Learning Management Model in Technical and Vocational Senior High School

The purpose of this study is to explore deeply teaching factory at Technical and Vocational High School. Teaching factory is the best method of teaching and learning to integrate and to bridge the process of achieving competences of the students and required skills needed by the industrial company. This unique four pillars teaching factory consist of four components, that interconnected for each other, namely block schedule, physical product, job sheet, and corporate culture. This study used the qualitative approach with case study method. Data was collected through in-depth interviews, observation, participant observation, and documentation of the research informants comprising the school principal, viceprincipal of curriculum and instruction, head expertise program. The data collected was analyzed through the process of data condensation, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. The result of the research show that Catholic Technical High School of St. Michael Surakarta has his own unique teaching factory with certain management in order to enrich the students with competences so that they will be ready to work in the
industrial company. It is expected that this research would be a meaningful reference for the relevant researchers, and educational practitioner who wants to develop the technical or vocational education.

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