HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 11 no. 1 (2014)

Employment Status of the Graduates of Guimaras State College, Philippines

Julieta Galila-infante | Ethel P. Junco | Mervin C. Marquez

Discipline: Human Resources Management, Business Management



Employment status is one of the major factors influencing the quality of work. Manpower contributes to building a productive nation. This tracer study was conducted to determine the employment status of the graduates of Guimaras State College-Mosqueda Campus from AY 2006-2012. The instrument used in the study was the standardized one formulated by the Commission on Higher Education in doing tracer studies for the higher education institution. The questionnaires were distributed per municipality based on the addresses of the respondents taken from the School’s Registrar Office. The majority of the graduates were female and single. They came from a family with big household size having an annual family income of less than P50,000.00. Majority of these graduates did not take further studies though they were very satisfied with the knowledge and skills acquired from their course for which they found the program and self-readiness as very effective. Majority of them were employed on a contractual basis with a monthly salary of P5,000.00 to less than P10,000.00. The primary reason for those who were not employed was family responsibility. Very evident in this study is the fact that despite poverty, the Filipino families still value education as means to finding better employment opportunities. Regardless of the dearth of physical facilities that GSCMC provided, still they continue to take higher education with the institution. The result of the study served as basis in pursuing plans and proposed action areas of intervention for GSC programs and services to the community it is serving.