Scientific oration was delivered by Prof. Ir. Hening Widi Oetomo, MM, PhD at the ceremony of graduation XIII of the NSC Surabaya Polytechnic.
Assalamu'alaikum Wr. Wb
This NSC Surabaya Polytechnic graduation, I was entrusted to provide scientific papers on vocational education and KKNI, but I add a little to do with the Asian Community in 2015 which is in front of the eye. This Scientific oration is practically about the opportunities and challenges of the Asian Community in 2015, especially for graduates of NSC Surabaya Polytechnic.
The existence of Indonesian National Qualifications Framework and the Higher Education Bill provides fresh air for the development of vocational education in Indonesia. This makes the vocational education which has been subordinated increasingly recognized and parallel to academic education, as shown in Figure 1. This is national momentum for the development of vocational education in Indonesia. With the Higher Education Bill, vocational education is given a chance to open up education on applied master's and doctoral levels. During this time, the polytechnic offers vocational education up to the level of D-4 or equivalent to undergraduate bachelor of applied science (S-1) of academic higher education.