A Tracer Study of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Graduates at the Laguna State Polytechnic University San Pablo City Campus from 2014-2016
AbstractThis tracer study has been done to promote a better understanding of the employment of the graduates who left the Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo City Campus from 2014-2016. The overall objectives of the study are focused on the employability and the conditions under which the graduates were employed and the relevance of the IT programs offered by the University to their current job status. The study targeted a pool of two hundred fifty five (255) graduates of year 2014, 2015 and 2016. Out of the two hundred fifty-five (255) graduates, sixty three (63) were from the year 2014, seventy one (71) from 2015 and twenty six (26) from 2016 responded. However, one hundred sixty (160) graduates were successfully answered to the survey questions given to them and responded to the questions posted on social media. The study further revealed that the majority of graduates (70.63%) was employed and is currently working in an IT-related field industry. Most of them are working in a Business Process Outsourcing Companies while others are working as Network Specialist, Research and Data Analyst, Web Developers, Software Engineer and Graphic Artist. In conclusion, the study finds that the graduates of Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo City Campus under the program Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are marketable and qualified to work in IT and BPO companies.
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