Career advocacy conference slated

BAGUIO CITY  – In reference to  Regional Memorandum No. 351 s.2017 and pursuant to DepEd’s September 25, 2017 memorandum entitled “Conduct of the National Training of Trainers and Mass Training of Teachers and Career Advocates for the Implementation of Grade 12 Career Guidance Program,” the Department of Education – Cordillera Administrative Region (DepEd-CAR) slated a Mass Training for Senior High School Teachers and Career Advocates for the Implementation of the Grade 12 Career Guidance Program last December 4-6 at Eurotel, Abanao Extension, Baguio City.

A total of 118 participants from different schools division in CAR attended the training. Each senior high school in the CAR sent one participant. Slots were given to Grade 12 (senior high school) teachers and to guidance counselors/advocates from senior high schools.

All Youth Formation Coordinators (YFC) were also present during the training as participants.

The training focused mainly on the career guidance program for Grade 12 students, which consisted of 8 modules, to be implemented to incoming Grade 12 senior high school students next school year. This year only Grade 11 modules would be implemented since the current Grade 12 students did not undergo the program.

The K-12 Career Guidance Program is expected to be in its full implementation for the school year 2018-2019.

“The Mass Training for Career Advocacy is never too late to implement and it is just on time because our senior high school students are still confused on their career tracks,” said Amethyst Taqued, a senior high school teacher who participated.

During the training one of the facilitators, Eden Adriatico, oriented the participants on RA 9258 or the Legal Bases of Career Guidance. On the other hand, Cresencio T. Gamay, Project Development Officer IV DepEd-CAR, reiterated the significant roles of the teachers as Career Advocates.

The facilitators who served as the speakers are NEAP Facilitators May Claire Jimenez, Doddie Marie Duclan, Ma. Luisa Umingli, Mary Jasmin Pimentel, Crosby Dayawen, Mark Paul Bato, Emilia Mataybe, Geneveive Gumiyao, Rolando Malafu, and Eden Adriatico.

YFC of the Division of Benguet Joven Agtani oriented participants on the overview of the Youth Formation Division (YFD). A return demonstration was conducted by the participants after presentation of each module.

Participants suggested simulation of module conduction for future trainings.

In return for the learning gained from the training, the participants were required to conduct a roll-out of the training in their respective workplace.

The Division of Benguet through Agtani planned a division-wide rollout of the training with the participants in the training as the facilitators.

BY CLARITA EMILIO EDDIO

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