Employability of Expanded Students Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) Grantees in Central Philippines State University

  • Lycel Lagnason-Pacheco
Keywords: tracer study, employment status, rate of employment, Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA Grantees)

Abstract

This study was conducted to determine the employment status and rate of employment of graduates of the program Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) of Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM), which started to roll out last school year 2014-2015. The standardized graduates’ tracer questionnaire crafted from the standardized graduates’ tracer of the Commission on Higher Education was utilized. Frequency count and percentage distribution were used as statistical tools in the study. The study revealed that the programs most chosen by the grantees to take was the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business (BSAB) and the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA). The status of employment of the graduates showed to be more than 50% which simply means that there is high rate of employment (68.55%) on the graduates of the program Expanded Students’ Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA). Therefore, it is concluded that the objective of the program was achieved per CMO No. 09, series of 2012 which is to contribute to the National Government’s thrusts in effectively addressing the poverty alleviation by increasing the number of graduates in higher education among poor households and to get these graduates employed in order to lift their families out of poverty and contribute to national development. Though it turns out that the rate of employment is high, having more than 50% of the graduates employed, – there is still room for improvement to make the programs more relevant to job opportunities.
Published
2022-11-28
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