Implementation Of Entrepreneurship As A Product-Based Learning Device In Vocational Education (Case Study In Hospitality Department Of Medan Tourism Polytechnic)
Keywords:entrepreneurship, learning, tools, vocational, education
This study aims to implement the concept of entrepreneurship through product-based learning tools for students majoring in hospitality at the Medan Tourism Polytechnic. Qualitative methods are used in this study using data from various literature and published documents within the last 10 years. The focus of implementing this entrepreneurship is limited to the hospitality department of the Medan Tourism Polytechnic which consists of five study programs, namely hotel management, room division, culinary arts, dish layout, and patisserie processing arts. This study emphasizes the importance of introducing entrepreneurship material to students as part of vocational education at the Medan Tourism Polytechnic. The aim is to provide knowledge about start-up businesses as well as skills in producing products that can be used as a basis for entrepreneurship or establishing a start-up company. Entrepreneurship courses taught are tailored to the specific graduate learning outcomes (CPL) of each study program, so that the material taught can be in accordance with the expertise and practical lectures received by students.
Entrepreneurship courses in the hospitality department are suggested to involve activities related to product-based entrepreneurship. The aim is to produce products that can be sold in accordance with the expertise and interests possessed by students. Thus, entrepreneurship lectures do not only study theory, but also produce entrepreneurship products that are in accordance with the knowledge and abilities of students. The implementation of the concept of entrepreneurship through product-based learning tools is expected to equip students with entrepreneurial skills that are practical and relevant to the hospitality industry. The Medan Tourism Polytechnic as a vocational education institution has an important role in producing graduates who are ready to become entrepreneurs and contribute to the development of the tourism and hospitality industry. In order to develop entrepreneurial skills, this research recommends close collaboration between the Medan Tourism Polytechnic and the local hospitality industry, as well as the use of supporting infrastructure and facilities for the development of entrepreneurial products and services by students. Thus, this research provides practical guidance in implementing the concept of entrepreneurship through product-based learning, particularly in the hospitality sector, and can serve as a reference for other educational institutions in developing entrepreneurship-oriented vocational education curricula.
Keywords: entrepreneurship, learning tools, vocational education