Students of SMKN 26 Jakarta Produce LaptopBERITAJAKARTA.COM — 23/05/2010 18:13:30
A proud achievement was made by Jakarta vocational senior high school
(SMKN) students. Previously, students of SMKN 4 located on Jl Rorotan
VI, Cilincing, North Jakarta produced motor cycle; and now students of
SMKN 26 located on Jl Balai Pustaka Baru I, Rawamangun, East Jakarta
produces local laptop with reachable price, coordinating with Advan, a
computer spare parts supplier company. The laptop costs Rp 3 million per
unit using “AdvanSMK” brand.
AdvanSMK is in the form of Teaching Factory; it can be used as an
electronic text book so that students do not have to bring text books
because it saves hundreds of text books.
Advan SMK laptop was used by the Jakarta Dept. of Education as a reward
for students with achievement in the National Examination from
Elementary school (SD) to Senior High school (SMA/MA/SMK). The laptop
was given directly by Jakarta Capital City Governor Fauzi Bowo in City
Hall several times ago.
SMKN 26 principal, Suharno stated that the school supported city’s
commitment to improve the education quality in SMK because SMK graduates
have skills to enter the employment and to create job opportunities.
SMKN 26 has a partnership with Advan Company to supply computer spare
parts and then they are assembled by the students in 30 minutes to make a
laptop. Programs are installed and it is done.
“The students do not only assemble the spare parts to be a laptop, but
they also learn how to install and to fix it if it is broken,” said
Suharsono, Sunday (5/23).
Suharsono explained that the laptop has been marketed in school. But in
the future, it will be marketed for public. It has been targeted that
all students of SMKN 26 could have it to support their study. The laptop
has a digital library consisting of 195 books.
“At present, the students majoring in computer have a laptop for one
student. But we target all students and teachers could have it. They can
buy it in stages,” he explained.
In the future, students majoring in computer will assemble laptop in the
price of Rp 2.7 million per unit. The Rp 2.7 million per unit laptop
will be marketed across the city.
Head of the dept., Taufik Yudi Mulyanto urged that quality of SMK in
Jakarta is increasing compared with other areas in Indonesia. On the
competition of the National Student Competency Competition (LKS) 2010 in
Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Jakarta SMK students achieved general
winner with 18 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 3 bronze medals out of
45 fields of competition.
The dept. will keep improving the quality of SMK which is orientated to
skills for work. “We want all SMK students to have international
certificate. They can apply job in Indonesia and international,” said
Mulyanto give an example, SMKN 57 located on Jl Taman Margasatwa,
Jatipadang, Pasarminggu, South Jakarta is internationally certified for
cooking. One of the students has been asked for working in Australia
after graduation. The lucky student will get AUD 30 thousand per year.