State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) in Davao Region are set to embark at tracking the career paths and successes of its graduates under the RA 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

NEDA-RDC-XI Private Sector Representative (PSR) for the Academe Sector and HCDC’s Vice President for Operations, Mr. Rommel F. Momo facilitated the opening meeting of the Graduate Tracer Study (GTS) Project last April 15, 2024, at the HCDC 6th Floor Conference Room. In this meeting, PSR Momo underscored the significance of the GTS Project in shaping the future direction and trends of higher education in the region.

The GTS Project is endorsed by CHEDRO-XI and NEDA-RDC-XI. The initiative strives to track the career trajectories and alumni experiences of SUCs and LUCs graduates in Davao Region. To provide context, Senior Economic Development Specialist, Mr. Jaime P. Mallare of NEDA-XI highlighted the alignment of the GTS Project to the Davao Regional Development Plan (DRDP). Data from the GTS Project will help enhance academic programs, identify opportunities for development, and provide insights to prospective employers and policymakers.

Representatives from SUCs and LUCs gathered to affirm the goals and objectives of the GTS Project and shared from their respective institutions insights on practices, challenges, and opportunities for collaborative efforts at ensuring the success of this pioneering endeavor.

Present during the event were representatives from Davao del Norte State College (DNSC), Davao del Sur State College (DSSC), University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP), Samal Island City College (SICC), Maco Davao de Oro College (MDOC), and Kapalong College of Agriculture, Sciences and Technology (KCAST).