Discipline: Engineering, Community Development
The aim of this article was to determine the employment demand for engineering graduates within the context of Misamis Oriental’s projected industrial development. This article is based on a study conducted in 2008 which took as respondents the industries and government agencies in the province that employ engineers. The provincial development plan projects major structural developments in the area in the years to come; a parallel need for engineers is projected within the period of 2009-2013. Interviews revealed a high demand for engineering graduates within five years but primarily because of the retirement of engineers. Graduates of major engineering schools in the province were determined. Interviews with major engineering schools revealed that electronics ranks first in terms of the most number of graduates followed by civil and mechanical engineering.
This data was corroborated by the trend line also showing that electronic and communications engineering had increasing trend followed by civil and mechanical. This paper also discusses the competencies presently required by industries of engineering graduates.