Employability of tourism management graduates of a State University in Philippine Eastern Visayas Region
- 1Northwest Samar State University, Philippines
- 2Northwest Samar State University, Philippines
- 3Northwest Samar State University, Philippines
Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 10, Issue (1), Pages 15-19, January,14 (2021)
This research aimed to describe the employability of the tourism management graduates of Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU), a state university in the Philippine Eastern Visayas Region. To achieve the desired result, the study employed a descriptive research design. The researchers extensively employed the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) Graduate Tracer Survey questionnaires to gather the needed data from the tourism management graduates of the university from SY 2011-2012 to SY 2014-2015. To analyze and interpret the collected data, the researchers made use of frequency counts, percentage distribution, ranking, and the stepwise multiple regression analysis. The majority of the tourism management graduates under study were female, single, young, and city-residents. Most of the tourism management graduates under study were employed immediately after graduation in rank-and-file positions. The best predictor of the employability of tourism management graduates was their location of the residence. With these, the employment support system of the university may fully activate in the first 6 months after graduation in tourism management. To improve further the employability of tourism management graduates, the OBEdized curriculum in tourism management may include the strong emphasis on communication and human skills trainings on all subjects offered.
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