Tracer Study of Bachelor in Hotel and Restaurant Service Technology (BHRST) Graduates of Bohol Island State University Candijay Campus, Bohol, Philippines
Leo L. Simangca1, Lilanie M. Olaso2, Lezyl C. Macas3, Jesszon B. Cano4
Bohol Island State University – Candijay Campus, Cogtong, Candijay, Bohol, Philippines1-4
Ascertaining graduates’ employment rate is one of the factors to consider in achieving the institution’s vision and mission. Thus, researchers evaluated the employment status of BHRST graduates of the Bohol Island State University- Candijay campus from Academic Year 2015-2018 using mixed methods deploying a modified CHED Graduate tracer questionnaire. Findings revealed that most BHRST graduates are employed after graduation in hotel and restaurant business and landed their first job from one to six months as walk-in applicants in the Philippines. Salaries and benefits are the primary reasons for accepting or leaving their job, wherein P 5,000.00 to less than 10,000.00 are their majority initial gross monthly earnings. Lastly, it was perceived that communication skills and human relations skills are the beneficial competencies they learned from BISU and the OJT curriculum gives them an advantage for work.
Keywords: BISU, BHRST, Employability, Graduates, Tourism, and Hospitality