Evaluation of Polutan Ceramic Craftsmen Empowerment Program As The Competitive Superiority Improvement Medium in Minahasa

Tinneke Evie Meggy Sumual


This study aims to evaluate empowerment program of Pulutan ceramic craftsmen in Minahasa District. This research was using the evaluation method of CIPP (Context, Input, Process, Product). The technique of data collection are participant observation, interviews, documentation and focus group discussions,  then analyzed with qualitative technique from Miles and Huberman.

The results showed that empowerment program in the form of training, support facilities and infrastructure is relevance with  the needs of craftsmen. The program could increase the income of craftsmen for 4 years (2006 to 2009) but have not been able to encourage either the creation of jobs for the community or to encourage business growth.The implementation of program that supporting by  the availability and adequacy  of human resources, facilities and infrastructure,  financing, allocation of time,  materials and training methods has been able to increase the capacity of craftsmen, but have not been able to make the  craftsman’s self-reliance and  no implications for increasing the knowledge and skills of other craftsmen in Pulutan community.

The study recommends to the Department of Industry and Trade in Minahasa district to continue and improve the empowerment program strategy based on entrepreneurial attitude and build up the craftsman’s work group   as a primemover to another craftsmen at Pulutan societies.

Keywords: Program Evaluation, Empowerment, self-reliance

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