Graduates Higher Education and Career Interlink of the College of Arts and Sciences of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture-Calabanga Campus



A purpose-driven and effective tertiary education and training system is basic to generating competent and essential high-level skills, values, and knowledge vital for the socio-economic development of a country. The study traced the Bachelor of Arts in English Language (ABEL) and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (BSM) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)- Calabanga Campus who graduated between 2011 to 2015 in terms of their job placement profile and the usefulness, relevance, effectiveness and adequacy of the skills and competencies as well as work-related values to their job placement. A survey method using questionnaire was utilized to 188 respondents. Results revealed that most of the respondents landed on jobs which were related to their course, were employed in less than a month, but stayed on their job only for about 1-6 months. A large percentage were gainfully employed as office employees. The primary reason for some of their unemployment was that they did not actively seek work. Many were employed because of their area of specialization and acquired their employment thru the personnel office of hiring companies. Communication skills and love of God were the most useful and relevant and critical thinking skills was the most effective in finding their job. As to work-related values, there were adequate trainings on self-discipline and self-reliance; whereas, honesty and love for truth as well as the love of God had become the most effective to their current employment.

Keywords. Tracer study, ABEL & BSM graduates, job placement, skills and competencies, work related values

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/9-4-02

Publication date: April 30th 2019

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