HomeTIP Research Journal Quezon Cityvol. 4 no. 1 (2007)

Predictors of Employability of the Graduates of Technological Institute of the Philippines Quezon City

Alexie E. Ballon

Discipline: Economics, Social Science



Graduates are faced with the challenge of acquiring employment right after graduation. It is paramount that they should have gained the best knowledge and skills in their field of specialization before plunging into any workplace of their choice. A school plays a very important role in providing higher education courses to students who will eventually become graduates with full competence in their fields of study.


A graduate who leaves the sanctuary of the academe desire to find the best employment out there in the job market. However, a job seeker’s desire for the best job is hampered by lack of basic skills relevant to the job, lack of experience, poor communication and social skills and among others.


Graduate related factors, competencies learned in college, mode of job search and career-choice related factors can be considered as predictors of employability of graduates. Age, civil status, region of origin and educational attainment are graduate related factors that predict graduate employability. Competencies in human relations, communication and Information Technology serve as advantages to young graduates in looking for employment. Graduates who are recommended by someone and with strong passion for the profession immediately find employment.


These predictors of employability once perfectly honed and acquired are answers to the issues that bedevil young graduates and job seekers.