State Polytechnic of Jember is a higher education focuses on vocational education. Its education program offers courses, training and specified competency standard, specialized knowledge, skills and also courses deals with enterpreneural spirit courses to meet the qualifications of specific professions or occupations needed by stakeholder.
State Polytechnic of Jember was formerly called Jember State Agricultural Polytechnic. It was the only state agricultural polytechnic in Java. Jember State Agricultural Polytechnic was established in 1988. The idea of establishment was arose by the consultant of ENAREC-Australia/New Zealand consortium. Further, the development of Jember State Agriculture Polytechnic was funded by Asian Development Bank which was supported by professional teaching staff who graduates within the national and overseas prestigious universities for the first two years of its establishment. Accordingly, Jember State Agricultural Polytechnic has transformed into one of references of the professional education process at the national level.
In addition, State Polytechnic of Jember actively performs three program known as the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (Three Pillars of Higher Education): education, community service and research.
State Polytechnic of Jember focuses on vocational education in the field of Agribusiness/Agroindustry, D3 (Diploma 3) program will have a graduation entitled as Ahli Madya (A.Md) known as associate’s degree. It provides more practicum class (60%) than lecturing class (40%) for three years. Thus, the graduates of State Polytechnic of Jember will have entrepreneurial spirit, specialized knowledge, English skills and computer skills so that they are able to compete in their environment, at local, national and international levels.
State Polytechnic of Jember conducts community services through Unit of Research and Community Service (Pusat Penelitian Dan Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (P3M). It has contributed to the infrastructures program of central and regional goverments, and also micro enterprises in their efforts to increase the quality and production capacity, to optimize production management and marketing and to obtain loan of micro credit program (Kredit Usaha Rakyat (KUR).
This activity is one of Three Pillars of Higher Education aparts from education and community service. The role of higher education is indispensable in achieving the nation’s development. State Polytechnic of Jember improves continuously the quality of applied research in the field of agriculture, agribusiness, and agroindustry. Those focus on the relevance to the living standards and welfare of the community of society and also state-owned enterprises and private companies. Furthermore, the results of the applied research are mostly implemented in real-world settings of society’ life.