Annie Naag, Eve Joy Sulca, Geraldine Liwaliw, Isiah Patong, Marlita Quesada, Teodifel Lao-aten, Tules P. Banwa
Tracer study provides feedback that can boost and maintain curricular program educational institution. This study determined the employability of the midwifery graduates of the Kalinga State University batch 2014 to 2018. It specifically determined the profiles, employment status, perceived factors that hinder employability and feedbacks for the enhancement of the curriculum. A structured questionnaire was the main tool in gathering data. Results showed that most of the respondents were female, single, from Kalinga with a mean age of 22.62 years old with a mean board rating of 80.41. About 60 percent of the respondent was employed in both public and private health care centers. Those who were not employed identified lack of political back up and unfair hiring practices as the leading factors hindering their employability. Respondents suggested the hiring of more clinical instructors and provisions of facilities to enhance the curriculum. This study concluded that graduates of midwifery have employability potentials in both public and private agencies. Further, this study recommends the enhancement of curriculum through provisions of necessary facilities and manpower.
Keywords: Tracer, Employability of Graduates, Midwifery