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EMPLOYABILITY OF THE COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION GRADUATES OF BALIUAG UNIVERSITY FROM SY 2007-2008 TO SY 2011-2012: A TRACER STUDY

Bernandino P. Malang | Ma. Dollievic T. Cabaluna | Marisse V. Presilda

Discipline: Information Technology

 

Abstract:

The main objective of this study is to determine the employability of the School of
Information Technology Education (SITE) graduates for the past five years from
SY 2007-2008 to SY 2011-2012, covering its different programs, namely:
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in
Computer Science (BSCS), Bachelor of Science in Information Management
(BSIM), and Associate in Computer Technology (ACT). The study adopted the
descriptive survey method which administered questionnaires to graduates of
CITE. A total of 357 respondents participated in the study. Findings revealed that
majority of the respondents were employed, worked locally, and majority had
regular or permanent employment status. For some graduates who were not
employed, the main reasons were family issues and personal decision not to find a
job. For most of the graduates, their first job was related to the course they took
in college. Majority waited for four to six months before getting their first job.
Many graduates found their first job as walk-in applicants. They cited
communication, information technology, and problem-solving competencies as the
most needed skills. The researchers recommend the continuous updating of the
curricula, upgrading of laboratories, acquiring the latest software, and providing
more IT seminars and trainings.