60 trained as career advocates

In response to the DepEd memorandum entitled, “Conduct of the national training of trainers and career advocates for the implementation of the Career Guidance Program (CGP), the Schools Governance Operations Division-Youth Formation spearheaded the conduct of  a 3-day seminar to 60 Senior High School teachers (batch 2) from the different public secondary schools in the division of Benguet on September 20-22 at Paradiso beach resort and hotel, Aringay, La Union.

The participants were provided an overview of the senior high school CGP and were trained on the smooth administration of the CGP modules to the grades 11 and 12. The modules are salient tools for the learners to uncover their interests, skills, potentials and personality traits, all relevant in their career decision-making process along the curriculum exit they will tread after graduating from senior high school.

Joan Hertimia Wagang of Ampusongan NHS discussed the overview of CGP while Cobart Bay-an of the district of Buguias focused on curriculum standards. On the other hand, La Trinidad District guidance counselors Rolando Malafu and Ursula Dalay-on equipped the trainees with substantial knowledge on the trends and updates of CGP and basics of career guidance, correspondingly.

Said speakers were joined by the trained facilitators in giving a walkthrough on the CGP modules. They are, Brenda Matias, Lorna Santiago, Jami Anapen, Norie Padngaran, Alcero Compalas, Famila Maximo and Minerva Paycan.

Meanwhile, 5 participants served as demo teachers and they showed impressive strategies and skills on how they will execute the modules to the 21st century generation of learners. The demo teachers include, Reginald Dontogan and Dariel Awacan of La Trinidad NHS; Nicolette Palacsa, Shyma May Mabli and Noel Tello of Taloy Sur NHS, Cordillera Regional Science HS and Laurencio Fianza NHS, respectively.

Benguet Youth Formation Coordinator, Joven Agtani, expressed his confidence that the trainees will work close with the batch 1 career advocates in helping to the grades 11 and 12 learners in bringing out the best version of themselves along with a well-planned career pathway.

By Ursula M. Dalay-on

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