DepEd,CHED,TESDA, DOST, DOLE and the Local Government Unit converged during the “Capacity Building Seminar-Workshop and Career Advocacy” for the career guidance advocates, to address the job mismatch, held last July 17, 2014 in Patio Grande, Bayugan City.
Dr. Wilson C. Calvo, the Secondary School IV from Bayugan National Comprehensive High School (BNCHS) discussed about the “Career Guidance Advocacy Plan for 2013-2016”. He emphasized that there is a shortage of talents and job mismatch. Shortage of talents means lack of people taking programs/courses that is in need by the industries. It is also important to note the role of the K-12 Program, especially for Senior High School, in addressing skills development of our students.
|Dr. Wilson C. Calvo talking about the|
Career Guidance Advocacy Plan
“Effective this year there are 15,000 slots for scholarship grants in CHED” as announced by Dr. Lorenza S. Fuentes, Education Supervisor II from CHED. Dr. Fuentes also oriented the students, educators and career advocates about the CHED priority that is in demand by our industries.
Engr. Norberto B. Dorado, Sr. Specialist from TESDA talks about the “Career Path in Trade Skills” and how the K-12 program and the said agency can empower the young through skills development. For the Senior High School, graduates are expected to have a National Certificate II level of competency which will enable them to work and become more productive and contribute more for the country’s economic growth.
Information about the scholarship grants of DOST which included two types - R.A. 7687 DOST-SEI Scholarship and DOST–SEI Merit Scholarship were discussed by Engr. Andrea J. Cabonita Ph. D. , Provincial Science and Technology Director from DOST. According to her, it is a challenge for our country to develop more scientists and inventors because their inventions and patents can be a driver for our economic growth.
Other topics in the seminar-workshop included the “Factors Influencing Career Development” and the “Career Decision Making Process”. The activity is also done in preparation for the yearly Career Guidance Week Celebration every last week of July. Indeed, through convergence, we can address and solve the problem of job mismatch.
|Herlyn D. Asis on her topic about the Career Decision Process|