DOLE-Camiguin intensifies advocacy on career guidance

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MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, June 28 — The Department of Labor and Employment spearheaded a Provincial DOLE- Public Employment Service Office (PESO) – Career Guidance Network (CGN) Joint Mid-Year Performance Assessment on 21 June 2016 in Mambajao, Camiguin.

DOLE-10 Camiguin Officer-In-Charge, Arlyn Z. Bael said the activity was attended by some of its four PESO managers and staff from different five local government units (LGUs) and also with the six career guidance counselors from different schools in the province.

Bael said that the PESO-CGN officers are planning to reconstitute themselves and at the same time intensify the advocacy on career guidance, especially to elementary guidance counselors.

The PESO CGN current officers are anticipating the upcoming in Career Guidance Week on July 2016.

DOLE-10 Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said that under the Philippine Labor and Employment Plan 2011-2016, job-skills mismatch can be managed by promoting better coordination between employers, academe, and government, and by strengthening both public and private labor market exchange institutions, especially at the local level.

“This also prescribes for the enhancement of human capital through education and training and the provision of career advocacy as part of the reform package on employment facilitation,” Agravante said.

Bael, meanwhile, elaborated that Career Guidance refers to organized and systematic efforts designed to influence various aspects of career development of client groups such as the grade school, high school, and college students, generally covering topics on career information, activities to enhance self-esteem, career planning, job placement, etc.

Other topics discussed were K-12 updates, Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP), Labor Market Information, Government Internship Program (GIP) and Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantage/Displaced Workers (TUPAD). (Jovelyn V. Perez/DOLE 10 Camiguin)

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