TRACER STUDY OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE TRANSPORTATION MAJOR IN NAUTICAL STUDIES GRADUATES OF THE NAVAL STATE UNIVERSITYJournal: International Journal of Engineering Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT) (Vol.5, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Authors : Alvin Logro Ampong;
Page : 174-193
Keywords : KEYWORDS: Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation Graduates; Nautical Studies; Tracer Study.;
This study sought to find out the profile of graduates of the BSMT-Nautical Studies of the Naval State University, Naval, Biliran. Results revealed that the age of the respondents ranged from 21 to 39 years old with an average age of 27.37. Most of them graduated during the school years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. Nearly two percent and more than 31% passed the Chief Mate and Officer In Charge of Navigational Watch (OIC-NW) board examinations, respectively. The most number of graduates were employed but held a contractual position where most of them being assigned as quartermaster. On the average, it took 6.62 months for the respondents to find jobs. Their work experience was mostly of an ordinary seaman. Some of the graduates pursued further studies but mostly took short-term courses. Most of them were promoted to quartermaster and a great number worked along field of specialization. Based on the evaluation of the graduates themselves and their supervisors, the skills of the former were found to be “very much relevant” to the occupational skills needed in the labor market. As to the association between the skills and job performance of the graduates, (Third Mate) a moderately small positive correlation existed which meant that their skills did not influence or affect the level of their job performance.
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