VOCATECH: Vocational Education and Technology Journal


Vocatech: Vocational Education and technology Journal ( p-ISSN 2716-5183 , e-ISSN 2686-4770 was launched in 2019. It is an academic journal jointly published by Akademi Komunitas Negeri Aceh Barat and Asosiasi Dosen dan Guru Vokasi Indonesia based on the Memorandum of Understandingsigned between the two parties. Vocatech is published twice a year in April and October with the first volume being issued in October, 2019 with only one Issue. Since Vol.5 Issue 1, the journal charge the publication fee of IDR 250.000,- for accepted article. Previously the publisher held the copyright of the journal. Since 2021 the journal is published under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Articles published in Vocatech are based on the results of research and scientific reviews of contemporary phenomena in the field of engineering, technology and vocational education. Each article subbmitted to Vocatech will be sent to the editor's section for the Initial Desk Review process. Once the artcile passed initial review it will be sent to peer reviewers for Double-Blind Peer Review Process. Selected papers are publisehd under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. The journal is registered in the CrossReff Digital Object Identifier (DOI), with prefix  10.38038/vocatech through Relawan Jurnal Indonesia

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The author has ensured that the manuscript has been prepared using the Vocatech Template following the author's guidelines and not single author. All the manuscripts are checked for similarity index prior to publication. Any text that does not meet the guidelines, focus and scope of the author, is written in a different format, or has a poor level of difficulty in Indonesian, will be immediately rejected. Only manuscript that meets Vocatech's: Vocational Education and technology Journal will be further processed.  Please take a not that references must follow APA 7th referencing system and is cited using reference manager tools (Mendeley, Endnote, Zotero and etc)


  • Beginning Volume 4 Issue 2, Vocatech articles started using one coloumn template tha can be downloaded from here.
  • Beginning from Volume 5 Issue 2, Vocatech started charging articles accepted for publcation at IDR 250.000,-
  • Previously the publisher held the copyright of the journal. Since 2021 the journal is published under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Vol 5, No 2 (2024): April

The curret Issue consists of 6 articles. Five articles are written Indonesian and one artice is written in Engish. The authors come from 7 different institutions in Indonesia, Akademi Komunitas Negeri Aceh Barat, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Universitas Bengkulu, Universitas Wijaya Putra, Universitas Gorontalo, Universitas Mataram dan Universitas Malikussaleh.

The artilce on "Simulasi dan Analisis Unjuk Kerja Plts Atap Off-Grid Terinstal Supercapacitorfound that the supercapacitor capacity has a significant effect on the current and voltage in the battery. Supercapacitors show the ability to absorb and release large currents in a relatively short time, thereby speeding up the battery charging process.

The article on "Analisa Perbandingan Tegangan Pengelasan SMAW dan GTAW dengan Menggunakan Baja Ringan ST 37" found that in the GTAW tests, the pull strength measures 0.86 Kgf/mm2, the elongation strength reaches 19.24 Kgf/mm2, with an elongation rate of 100 percent, corresponding to a load of 2750 Kgf. Meanwhile, the SMAW pull test yields a pull force of 0.86 Kgf/mm2 and a pull strength of 2.34 Kgf/mm2, also reaching 100 percent elongation at 2750 Kgf.

The article on "Analisis Risiko Kecelakaan Kerja Menggunakan Metode Analisis SWIFT Pada Pekerjaan Fondasi Bored Pile" found that the analysis of potential hazards in bored pile foundation work, 12 different potential hazards were found. Recommendations for improvement include the use of complete PPE, installing danger signs and conducting periodic checks on the tools used.

 The article on "The Importance of Critical Thinking Skill to Vocational Students: Strategies and Benefits" found that teachers can develop students' critical thinking skills in a variety of fun ways, both individually and in groups. Through improving critical thinking skills, students can become tough individuals who are ready to become responsible problem solvers. Teachers need to improve students' thinking skills by providing activities that can solve problems so that students can be more courageous in providing ideas and innovation from the activities they carry out.

 The article on "Penggunaan  ChatGPT Sebagai Sumber Pembelajaran Adaptif Untuk Menanggapi Kebutuhan Individu Siswa" found that the % of pleasant and helpful learning experiences using ChatGPT is 83%. Then, 76% of students said the content provided by ChatGPT followed learning needs. This follows the students' opinion that the use of ChatGPT in learning is 73%. The student's interest in continuing to use ChatGPT is 68%. Finally, 41% of students said they understood the use of ChatGPT. Conclusion The utilization of ChatGPT in learning positively impacts student engagement and improves the quality of interaction in independent learning and in class. 

The article on "Pengaruh Pendekatan Sains Teknologi Masyarakat Terhadap Keterampilan Proses Sains Siswa Vokasi di SMKN 2 Langsa" showed the final ability indicated significantly different results, namely thit (3.95) > ttab (2.00). The application of the STM approach affects the science process skills of vocational students.


Table of Contents


Siswadi Siswadi, Navik Kholili, Royan Miftach, Alven Ritonga, Krisnadhi Hariyanto
Nenden Arifatussaadah, Sri Rahayu, Kusmira Agustian
Oktariza Mardatillah, Joko Prayudha.S
Hermila A., Rahmat Taufik R.L Bau, Abd. Aziz Bouty
Erlan Taneza, I Made Ari Nrartha, Sabar Nababan, Arnawan Hasibuan
Intan Wulan Sari, Luthfi Luthfi