Biñan City PESO conducts career information, guidance services to Grade 10 students
Biñan City Public Employment Services Office (PESO) conducted a series of career information and guidance services programs to Grade 10 students to help them in making an informed decision about the tracks and strands to pursue in Grade 11.
The program held on February 13, 17 & 20, 2017 were participated by more than 3,000 Grade 10 public school students in the city. The program highlighted sessions on the K to 12 program, adolescent development, life skills, and labor market information.
“We are doing this program to equip our students with the right information and guidance that can help them better plan their career choices in senior high school (SHS),” said Romualdo A. Garcia, City PESO Officer.
Garcia added that parents, who also attended the activity, have a crucial role in guiding their children as they transition from Grade 10 to Grade 11.
He also explained to the students the four tracks (Academic, Technical-Vocational, Arts and Design, and Sports) and their corresponding strands which they can choose in SHS. He also answered frequently asked questions about SHS such as why K to 12 was implemented, how the voucher system works, and what are some changes in the college curriculum, to cite a few.
The program also included lectures on adolescent development discussed by Population Officer of Biñan City Maria R. Bonacua, City, life skills facilitated by Laguna Provincial PESO Officer Mary Jane B. Corcuera, and labor market information explained by Director II of the Department of Labor and Employment – Laguna Provincial Office Milagros R. Mata.
Editha A. Cerdeña, a Grade 10 teacher of Dela Paz National High School, said that the program was helpful not just for the students, but for the parents as well.
She shared that most of the parents of her students would often ask her questions about the K to 12 program, and she thought that this year’s career information and guidance services was the perfect venue to answer their inquiries.
Aside from this annual program for high school students, the City PESO also has other activities for the youth such as the Special Program for Employment of Students or SPES, skills training programs, scholarship opportunities, and school job fairs, among others.
The University of Perpetual Help System Laguna and Saint Michael’s College of Laguna gladly offered their respective auditoriums as venue of the said activity. (Dionisio T Pobar III/EPS-II, SMN)