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Over the years, the Technological University of the Philippines sustains the rank as a highly performing State University in the Philippines in terms of the employability of the graduate students. This qualitative research aimed to explore the relevance of competencies of the graduates of Industrial Education from the school year 2013 to 2017. Convenience sampling techniques were employed in the selection of the respondents. A validated survey questionnaire was utilised to investigate the necessary educational competencies and their relevance to the current labour market. The gathered data were treated statistically using frequency counts, percentage, mean and ranking. Results revealed the relevance of the educational competencies to the current industrial curricula and the importance of academic–industry stakeholders. Hence, the results of the study can be utilised as a basis for the enhancement of collaboration among the academic-industry stakeholders and curriculum development in the aspect of the knowledge-based and competency-based academic performance for productivity.
Keywords: Academic–industry stakeholders, collaboration, curriculum development, educational competency, industry competency.
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