This study was aimed to describe the readiness of the vocational high school students, the schools and the industries to implement the industrial work experience program. This study belongs to a survey method. The population consisted of all teachers supervising the industrial work experience program and principals, all instructors in industries, and all grade XI students in the civil engineering program in Makassar City joining the industrial work experience program. The sample was drawn using the proportional stratified sampling technique. The data were collected using questionnaires, observations, and documentation, while the data were analyzed descriptively. The findings showed that the students were ready to implement the industrial work experience program. This was supported by the students' knowledge level, the socialization done by the schools, and the students' good basic skill ability. The vocational high schools were ready to implement the industrial work experience program. The industries were also ready to implement the industrial work experience program, especially those belonging to the large and medium scales, while the small scale industries were not fully ready (only 75%). The cooperation between industries and schools were not good, especially in the small scale industries, while in the large and medium scale industries, the cooperation was better, though it was still limited.