Information and Communication Technology: Social Networking Sites in Career Centers in Vocational High Schools
Efri Meldianto1, Sukardi2, Didik Rohmantoro3

1Efri Meldianto*, Post Graduate Program, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2Sukardi, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
3Didik Rohmantoro, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 1482-1485 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1264109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1264.109119
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Abstract: This study aims to analyze information and communication technology used by career center institutions in vocational high schools. Career centers in vocational high schools are institutions whose job is to manage graduates by conveying important information about employment. The method used in this research is descriptive. This research involved 9 vocational high schools. Respondents in this study are the heads of career center institutions in vocational high schools. The selection of vocational high school research samples uses the Stratification Sampling technique. The tool used to collect data is a questionnaire. The results of the study found that at career centers in vocational high schools do not use SMS gateways in conveying information, using websites by 43%, tweeters by 71%, yahoo mail and Gmail by 0%, Instagram by 100%, Facebook by 100%, telegrams by 19%, and WhatsApp by 100%. The advantage obtained from the use of social media in vocational high schools is the ease of use criteria with a value of 96%, the ease of interacting with alumni criteria is obtained a score of 92% and the student response criteria of 78%. While the use of social media has disadvantages including students giving responses that are not following the information provided, must be prepared to answer many questions raised by students, and can create content to deliver on social media.
Keywords: Social Networking Sites, Career Centers, Vocational Colleges.