HomeHarvestvol. 13 no. 1 (2017)

A TRACER STUDY OF THE EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF BALIUAG UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION GRADUATES (2002-2003 TO 2006-2007)

Clarissa P. Vicente | Analizel B. Del Poso | Ma. Pinky V. Reyes

 

Abstract:

The main objective of this study is to determine the employment status of the College of Information Technology Education graduates from SY 2002-2003 to SY 2006-2007 covering the different programs such as Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS), and Associate in Computer Technology (ACT). The study used the descriptive survey method of administering questionnaires to 100% graduates of CITE. The responses used the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to determine the employment status, as well as relevance, of the ITE program offerings and curricular content. A total of 264 respondents participated in the study. Results showed that majority of the graduates were employed. Employment indicates that the graduates of Information Technology Education programs were competent and that IT courses are still currently in-demand. Most of the graduates chose to work with local private companies instead of looking for greener pastures abroad. The study also revealed that the different skills learned in college are of utmost importance to the respondents’ current jobs. Among these are communication skills, information technology skills, problem-solving skills, human relation skills, critical thinking skills, and entrepreneurial skills. The respondents pursued advance studies both for professional development and promotion.