Gary G. Atienza | Evans Jommelle Angelo Chongco | Gilbert D. Mendoza | Mark Harold B. Poquiz | Engr. Angelita M. Pagcaliwagan
Discipline: Engineering, Technology
This study determined the Gender Preference in the Selection for Entry Level Engineers at Electric Companies in Batangas Province in terms of communication, technical and management skills and to identify the common problems experienced by the respondents in hiring male and female engineers and analyze if there is a significant difference in terms of gender preference and common problems. This study used a descriptive method of research wherein the quantitative data were gathered using a survey questionnaire. Results showed that there is no significant difference in the preference of the electric companies in selecting the entry level engineers between male and female applicants in terms of communication skills and management skills. However, there is a significant difference in the preference of the electric companies in selecting the entry level engineers in terms of technical skills This implies that the companies prefer most male applicants when it comes to technical skills. There is no significant difference in the problems encountered by the employers or human resource managers in terms of family matters, health and personal concerns. This signifies that the employers can experience almost the same level of problems between male and female employees. Female engineers have to take extra training in order to enhance their technical skills such as training in doing and making schematic and block diagram, training in facility planning and design and on electronics and electrical applications for them to be competent and do what male engineers can do. For male engineers it is also recommended to continue their trainings and learning’s so that they will be more competitive to their job. Both male and female engineers have an opportunity to work in electric companies in Batangas Province.