Encouraging the Role of Household Economy and Creative Industries in the 4.0 Industrial Era

The fourth industrial revolution has begun, higher education especially vocational education needs to form an education system that is adaptable, flexible and relevant to ensure that each student gains the skills or competencies needed to survive and contribute to a rapidly changing society in various industrial revolutions. Creative industries and home economies are categorized in the field of vocational education, both of which feel the reflection of the rapid effects of changes in 4.0 digitalization technology. Seeing this condition, the Department of Food and Fashion Engineering Education Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta State University tried to contribute by holding an International Conference on Home Economics and Creative Industry (ICoHECI) - 2019/10/05 in the Pascasrjana Hall with the theme "Home Economics and Creative Industry towards The 4th Industrial Revolution ".

This conference presented three main speakers, namely Prof. Dr. Kashif Hussein from Taylor University, Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Donna Pendergast, from Griffith University, Australia and Prof. Dr. Irene, from Yogyakarta State University.

Prof. Dr. Kashif Hussein explained the framework to facilitate interaction between technology, social innovation and household economics in order to produce proactive and sustainable strategies so as to create a path for effective household economic marketing. While Prof. Dr. Donna Pendergast inspired and encouraged home economists to maximize opportunities in the 4.0 era by connecting innovation ideas in the future, and highlighted this moment as a platform to re-reformulate the definition and implementation of a profession in the future.

Meanwhile, as well as Prof. Dr. Irene emphasized that to support the development of the people's economy and the creative industries, education has an important and strategic role. "Education must be changed from a fix-mindset to a growth-mindset so that students have social adaptability and are able to equip" soft-skills "so students can overcome problems," he said.

"In addition, we must also be able to present creative and innovative education so that students are able to play a role in supporting the existence of a home economic and creative industry in improving the quality of people's lives," concluded Prof. Irene.