Tracer Study and Employability Skills Acquisition of Teacher Education Graduates

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Ma. Leah Pacleb- Ulanday


Employability corresponds to skills and expertise that make a person ideally suited for the potential employer. A diploma is no longer a guarantee of employment and that entails employability is an essential concern as competition for graduates, both locally and abroad because of the remarkable increase in the enrollment rate of higher education institutions. HEI’s is expected to provide and develop the employability skills and abilities of graduates that could be desirable for a potential employer. Graduates' employability also measures the fulfillment of the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the HEI’s. The graduates’ success in landing a decent job also gives credit to the HEI’s where they graduated. The study looked into the tracer study and employability skills acquisition of the graduates. This study used a descriptive- correlational design. Respondents were the 108 graduates of the Teacher Education Program for the school year 2013-2014, 2014- 2015, 2015- 2016. Teacher education graduates attained a high rate of employment. The majority are employed at the time of study. Among the scopes of the employability skills acquisition gathered, the majority of graduates highly acquired the employability skills from the university. The result of the analysis between sex and employability skills acquisitions showed that the profile variable (Sex) has no significant relationship to the employability skills acquisitions of the teacher education graduates. It can be inferred that the sex of graduates has no impact on the level of employability skills acquisition of graduates.

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