Employability of Civil Engineering Graduates of Isabela State University Ilagan Campus (2016-2017)Journal: International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Research (IJSER) (Vol.7, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2019-05-05
Authors : Susan C. Vallejo;
Page : 63-67
Keywords : tracer study; assessment; employment; field of specialization; monthly income;
This study primarily aimed to determine the employment situation of the respondents in terms of current employment situation, waiting time before landing in the first job; job level position and their current gross monthly income. It also includes factors facilitated them in getting their first job, their assessment on the quality of college education obtained from ISU along the following indicators: course content; methods of instructions; faculty; library; laboratories; physical plant; career guidance; dormitories; job placement; academic counselling; extension services and general administration. A modified Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) instrument patterned from CHED was utilized to gather the quantitative data. The study was able to obtain observations addressing the established objectives. The respondents were graduates of 2016 ? 2017 of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program of ISU-City of Ilagan Campus. Findings show that the CE program was dominated by male graduates, majority were single and were on their late adolescence period. Further, the study found out that majority of the Civil Engineering graduates were fully employed and were working mostly in private firms as contractual employees and mostly were employed related to their field as civil engineers. Also it was found out that majority of the graduates were employed in their first job for six (6) months to one (1) year. However the graduates considered the delay of employment due to few jobs or no immediate vacancy on the time of their application, stiff competition and jobs available were not in line with their field of specialization. Moreover the graduates agreed that being eligible in the field of specialization, high grades in college and recommendations from former teachers helped them in their first employment. Moreover, the study sought feedbacks from the respondents regarding the quality of education at ISU-Ilagan. It was found out that curriculum and the faculty of the civil engineering program were rated ?excellent??. For the current monthly income majority of the graduates were earning salary ranging more than P25, 000 and less than P 30, 000.00. Majority of the Graduates assessed their trainings in College to be ?Extra Useful? to their present employment.
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