Employability and the Contribution of Learned Competencies and Catholic Education in the Workplace for the Graduates of Cor Jesu College
Employability of graduates is one of the measures of success for any school. This study aimed at determining the employability and the contribution of learned competencies and Catholic education in the workplace for the graduates of Cor Jesu College. It employed descriptive research design. Frequency and percentages were used in analyzing the data. Results showed that almost 86.7% of the graduates are employed. Most of them worked under an employer, had a permanent or regular status and mostly belonged to the rank and file. About 2/3 of them worked in the government sector, and the vast majority worked in the Philippines. They got their job through a recommendation of someone or by merely being a walk-in applicant. The majority also landed a job within six months after graduation. Their first job was related to the course they took up in the school. The range of their current salary was within 5,000-15,000 pesos. The top three competencies learned in school that were helpful in the workplace were communication skills, human relation skills, and information technological skills. They also considered their Catholic education as a factor that helped them in their professional life. The result affirmed the quality of Catholic education that Cor Jesu College had offered particularly in preparing students for the world of work. The implication of this study was for the school to look into the school initiated job opportunities and to explore on courses related to public administration
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