Author(s): Yani Kamasturyani, Sugiyo Sugiyo, Tri Joko Raharjo, Achmad Rifai
Training is the basic capital to develop and improve the quality of human resources. Quality human resources are productive, have expertise and are able to compete in the world of work and entrepreneurship. One type of training that can increase the productivity of human resources is make up training that is commonly dominated by business women. For this reason, an effective method of competency improvement is needed to help graduates with high quality through courses and training. The purpose of this study was to determine the increase in competencies which include soft skills and hard skills of graduate training through courses and training. This research is a quasi-experimental research. Data collection techniques used was in-depth interviews, questionnaires and observations. The data obtained were analysed through a paired t test, the research was carried out in the institutes for bridal makeup courses and training. The research subjects were 30 graduates from 10 institute courses and training in the city of Cirebon. The paired t-test results obtained ρ-value <α (0.05). This shows that there are significant influences of courses and training on improving graduate competencies, increasing self-confidence, increasing courage to appear in public, improving my technical skills and improved quality of bridal makeup.