Sevilla S. Felicen | Rhea Corina B. Mejia
Tourism graduates have grown rapidly while continuously facing stiff competition. In this light, the study was conducted to determine the employability of Tourism graduates for the years 2006-2010. Specifically, it described the data and employment status of the graduates, assessed the work related values to employment and determined the school related factors affecting graduates employability. The study used descriptive research with total sample respondents of 136. Based on the study, 85.29% of the Tourism graduates are gainfully employed but most of them are locally employed in the rank and file position. The respondents believed that their degree is relevant to their job and that communication and human relations skills are necessary for their employment. The work related values affecting the employment are professional integrity, obedience and hard work. Almost all school related factors are very relevant to the employability of graduates. The study recommends that the college should have a periodic review of the curriculum and continue its passion of providing quality education. It should continually update the course syllabi to upgrade the quality of education and training for students. Future researches should be done including other variables that may be deemed significant to improve tracing of graduates.