The activities, coordinated by the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO), aim to assist high school students choose the collegiate course that matches their skills, while helping steer the graduating college students towards the right career path.
The sessions will kick off at Santiago Delmo Memorial High School in Zamboanguita on March 2, followed by Dauin National High School and Dauin Science High School in Dauin on March 12, Salngan High School and Science High School in Zamboanguita on March 14, and Decor Carmeli High School in Zamboanguita on March 19.
Among the topics to be discussed are the current labor market needs, and the character traits that students need to hone, said Provincial PESO Focal Person Nanette Tindoc.
DOLE representative Anita Melicor will tackle the career and employment coaching topics, while Tindoc will discuss the rights and responsibilities of children as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The students will also be oriented on Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Human Trafficking Act for them to be aware of their rights and keep them from becoming victims of illegal recruiters, said Tindoc.
“The sessions are part of PESO’s Labor Market Information function,” she added.
Tindoc is inviting other schools in the province interested in holding similar sessions to visit the Provincial PESO at the Capitol Area in Dumaguete City for scheduling.
Three sessions have already been conducted earlier this year at three schools in Bagong town, namely: Holy Family High School, Ong Chee Tee High School, and San Miguel National High School.