IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
Keywords:Internship, students with special needs, business world industry
This study aims to reveal how school readiness is in the process of adding insight to the world of work and adding skills or Internships for children with special needs at the high school level. This research uses a descriptive approach. The subjects of this study were principals and teachers from several special schools. Data collection was carried out through surveys. The results of this study are as follows: schools do not yet have vocational teachers who are linear with the areas they can provide, facilities for teaching vocational education to children with special needs at the secondary level are inadequate, lack of parental involvement to be involved in the preparation of vocational programs for students with special needs, several schools have not carried out an internship program for children with special needs at the senior high school level and there has not been any cooperation with the business world and the industrial world due to the difficulty of the business world and the industrial world in accepting children with special needs for the internship program. The conclusion from the research is that to carry out an internship program, the need for collaboration between several parties, such as schools, parents, the business world, and the industrial world as well as local policymakers so that students with special needs at the high school level can also feel how to learn in work situations and are ready to continue life after graduating from school, able to be independent, and confident in working with the community.