HomeAsian Journal of Business and Governancevol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Practicum Performance in Singapore and the Philippines of Hospitality Students in a State University

Rubie Andoy Arroyo

Discipline: Education Administration, Governance



This study was conducted to assess the level of on- the- job training (OJT ) performance of the B.S Hotel and Restaurant Management and Food Business Management praticumers of Central Mindanao University (CMU) at Musuan, Bukidnon. The study had as its respondents the 16 on- campus and 26 off- campus practicumers and 10 OJT supervisors. The statistical tools used for the analysis and interpretation of the data were the weighted mean, Pearson Product Moment correlation coefficient, and t- test. The OJT programs have been implemented effectively, enabling the on- and off- campus practicumers to perform well in their jobs as evidenced by the high ratings they obtained in the job performance evaluation by OJT supervisors. The level of implementation of the OJT programs significantly influences the level of job performance of the practicumers. The higher the implementation of the OJT program is, the better the level of job performance of the practicumers is also. Being so, the school and its partner companies should further intensify the OJT programs in place to fully prepare the practicumers for their OJT and employment afterwards. To make the OJT program more effective, the school should appropriately address the identified concerns of the practicumers.