Tracer study on the employability of the University of Baguio 2017 SEA graduates

Engr. Leah A. Talusig1, Engr. Annalyn D. Soria2 and Engr. Michelle W. Millora3
1 Faculty, School of Engineering and Architecture
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6717-7308
Email: leahtalusig@e.ubaguio.edu
2 Faculty, School of Engineering and Architecture
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1611-3133
3 Faculty, School of Engineering and Architecture
University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines

ABSTRACT

Tracer studies are conducted to determine the employability of graduates. The study aimed to determine the employability of the 2017 graduates of the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Baguio. A descriptive type of research method was used to analyze the results of the study. Results showed that engineering graduates are highly employable with a 94.64 percent employment rating, with regular or permanent status handling professional, technical, or supervisory functions in the local construction industry, who found their first job as walk-in applicants. The curriculum is relevant to their first job. The training they received is very useful in obtaining their first job with problem-solving skills. The foremost competency learned in college is very useful in their job placement, and commitment is the most useful value developed in college to their job.

Keywords: Employability, engineering, competency, skills, values