SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Mar. 7 (PIA) — A series of career guidance and employment coaching activities for college and high school students are continuously being undertaken by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the region to easily address job-skills mismatch problem in the country.
DOLE Regional Information Officer Arly S. Valdez said 20,669 schools here including technical-vocational institutions will be covered by the activities this year.
For La Union, the agency noted that 306 students participated in the career coaching while Pangasinan had 2,871 students as of February 21.
Ilocos Sur, on the other hand, registered at least 1,924 attendees while there were 1,831 for Ilocos Norte.
The activity aims to assists students in assessing and matching their personal skills and qualifications towards a particular job order or vacancy and impart the processes and procedures in searching for employment, Valdez said.
Valdez also emphasized that their agency created a standard career guidance module to guide students in accessing various jobs windows/providers available in the local and international market.
The coaching can be a good venue for students to understand and appreciate the basic concept of productivity and prepare them in finding a decent job, better career opportunities, and alternative sources of livelihood.
The activity is a convergence project of the DOLE, Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards ,Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Professional Regulation Commission, Public Employment Service Office and the Regional Network Guidance Counselors and Career Coaches.(JCR/MHH-PIA1 La Union) – See more at: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1901361927724#sthash.Iyb6AIXu.dpuf