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Students urged to choose courses wisely


The DOLE-Regional Office I has advised secondary students to choose their courses wisely to increase their employability after graduation. 

This came at the height of the extended celebration of the Career Guidance Week by most high schools in the region due to incessant rains that have been affecting Luzon for the past two months. 

“Helping the students make informed choices on their courses is important in letting them successfully chart their careers later on,” DOLE-RO I Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said. 

In line with the celebration, the DOLE-RO I has intensified the conduct of career guidance activities in secondary schools to orient both junior and senior high school students on relevant market information such as the most in-demand and hard-to-fill occupations, skills supply, current employer practices and trends, proper work values and attitude and basic labor laws. 

Citing reports from field offices, Director Lacambra bared that as of the first week of August, the DOLE-RO I has already covered 84 secondary schools in the region with 12,041 students. 

Special activities such as parade of professions, talent competitions and Mr. and Ms. Career Guidance Week were also conducted in some schools to raise awareness among the students and parents. 

“The conduct of career guidance advocacies is one of our strategies to address unemployment due to job-skill mismatch,” Director Lacambra said. 

He said that is students are properly guided in choosing their courses, more graduates will be able to meet employer requirements. 

Per DepEd memorandum 247, series of 2018, the Career Guidance Week is scheduled on July 23-27, 2018.  END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with reports from DOLE-RO I field Offices

RD Nat V. Lacambra
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