EVALUATION OF THE COMPETENCY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OF THE NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION BOARD IN VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Globalization has demanded the competence of qualified Vocational High School graduates so that teachers must also have certification competencies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to obtain the results of the evaluation of the competency certification program from the National Professional Certification Board for teachers. The research method uses qualitative through the CIPP model (context, input, process, and product). The research was conducted at a State Vocational High School in Bekasi. Sample selection was done using the purposive sampling technique. 15 participants were consisting of school principals and teachers. Data collection techniques using observation, interviews, and documents. The data analysis technique consists of the stages of data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and concluding. The data findings conclude that the teacher competency certification program in schools has been carried out according to the needs of education in vocational schools and the development of graduate demands. In the context aspect, it is concluded that the implementation of certification is carried out by the standard rules set by the government. In the input aspect, it is concluded that the National Professional Certification Board has qualified human resources by the scientific field. In the process aspect, it is known that the implementation of competency certification has been carried out under the operational standards owned by the institution. In the product aspect, it shows that teachers in vocational schools have competencies that can balance the needs of the industrial world for graduates.