• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 17, Pages: 1392-1397

Original Article

The Employability of the Graduates of Bachelor of Public Administration of Kalinga-Apayao State College from 2011-2013: A Tracer Study

Received Date:19 May 2020, Accepted Date:24 December 2020, Published Date:15 May 2021


Objectives: To describe the alumni profile in terms of the number of graduates, occupation type, the status of employment, government examination, and job-hunting period; and to determine the factors affecting their employment. Methods/Statistical analysis: The study utilized a descriptive-relational research design to aid a "one-shot survey" 1 in tracing the respondents. The 73 college graduates of school years 2011 to 2013 were the respondents. They were traced based on the Alumni Directory, enrollment forms, personal network, and key resource persons' use to inquire about current addresses. An online registration system was developed by Mr. Giarhard Awis, KASC Alumni Directory 2 that graduates can log-on and fill up the survey forms. Findings: The study showed that 41 of the respondents are employed in public and private institutions, and 5 are permanent. Thirteen (13) were casual, and 23 works as contractual, 9 are unemployed, but some pursued graduate studies and manages their businesses. The respondents perceived that indicators "Eligibility," "Work experience related to the job," and "agency preferences" got a weighted mean of 2.20 described as moderately affect". The study further reveals 20 of 73 respondents can secure a job right after graduation. While 18 got employed 2 years after graduation. It is recommended that the graduates have to enroll in review classes for Civil Service examination and other government examinations for job eligibility. Graduates have to attend seminars, training, and workshops aligned to their field of interest to have more orientation on the agency they prefer for employment. They will further their studies by enrolling in their Master of Public Administration to strengthened/enhance more their educational qualification that may invite employment. Novelty/Applications: It assessed the availability and quality of graduates. It traced in what field the graduates' work-match/mismatch. It traced what competencies graduates use most in their world to provide information for higher education evaluation.

Keywords: Employability, Tracer Study, Graduates, Employment



© 2021 Buslig. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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