Employment Status of Architecture Graduates of the University of Northern Philippines

Fatima Nicetas Rabang-Alonzo

Abstract


This study aimed to determine the employment status of Architecture graduates of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP), Vigan City from 2001 to 2011. The study employed the descriptive-survey method of research using a survey-checklist and documentary analysis. It also utilized the internet in gathering information especially about the overseas contract workers and migrants.
The 166 respondents include registered and licensed architects (RLAs) who passed the Architect’s Licensure Examination (ALE) administered by the Professional Regulation Commission-Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRC-PRBoA), and those who have not passed or taken the ALE, casually termed as underboard. The frequency, percentage, and mean were used in treating the data.
The greatest number of respondents belongs to SY 2010-2011 while the least number comes from S.Y. 2008-2009. Most respondents are employed in the locality referring to the Province of Ilocos Sur where UNP is situated, while Metro Manila and overseas come close in vying for the second place of employment. CAD Technicians/Operators constitute most of the respondents followed by Architects. Majority of the respondents are employed as contractual, a status they prefer so that they are able to transfer to other jobs after end of contract. Most of them are employed in Architecture-related jobs as architects, architectural designers/inspectors, CAD technicians/operators, and draftsmen.


Keywords


employment status, architecture graduates, Architect’s Licensure Examination, tracer study

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