CAREER GUIDANCE AND
EMPLOYMENT COACHING
(CGEC) ACTIVITIES

Nueva Vizcaya Career Guidance Advocacy

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Nueva Vizcaya Field Office conducted a Career coaching and LEGS Seminar on January 12, 2022 at LGU DIADI and on January 13, 2022 at Southern Cagayan Valley STI. This event was conducted by our field office together with the speakers Mrs. Marietta Calpo and Mrs. Ailene Amichelle Tuliao followed by a message from the Technical Support Services Division Chief Maam Geraldine B. Labayani. The purpose of the event was to provide students at the middle school level with the necessary information and experience to prepare them for living and working in an ever changing economy, society and environment and to equip graduating students about the labor law.

Distribution of CGAP Advocacy Materials 2021

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The Department of Labor and Employment Region 02 is responsible for RAISING CAREER GUIDANCE ADVOCACY PROGRAM AWARENESS AND BATTLING AGAINST COVID-19 THRU SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION. In December 2021 the agency provided materials to all Cagayan Valley School Counselors Incorporated Officers (CAVSCI), PESO officers and DOLE staff who serve as our frontliners in directing and shaping the visions of our students towards their future professions. The objective of this is to raise awareness to K-12 and other stakeholders on the Career Guidance Program, to provide CAVSCI officers, PESO officers and DOLE staff a career guidance and employment coaching module as guide in the delivery of Career Guidance Program in their area/school and to provide materials in battling against COVID-19 for their safety and health protection.

DOLE-NCR holds entrepreneurship e-coaching sessions for
Pasay students

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country has experienced unswerving economic shock, severe disruption and changes in the labor market. Persistent and widespread impact on several businesses and livelihoods of people led the government to adapt to the fast-changing digitalization and ramp up its initiatives and schemes towards the recovery of the economic and employment landscape, especially now that several industries are gradually reopening their businesses.

Grounded on the premise of upholding its mandate, the Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR), in coordination with the City Government of Pasay’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO), conducted a week-long career guidance virtual sessions on entrepreneurship for Grade 12 students of seven (7) schools in Pasay City from December 6 to 13, 2021. Said activities were also live streamed via Facebook Page of said schools.

Said schools were Kalayaan National High School last December 6, 2021 with 150 participants; PC West High School and PC North High School-MDS on December 7, 2021 with 150 and 85 participants, respectively; PC South High School and PC Corazon Aquino National High School on December 9, 2021 with 1,658 and 253 participants, respectively; PC East High School and Philippine School for the Deaf on December 10, 2021 with 124 and 164 participants, respectively; and PC National Science High School and PC North High School on December 13, 2021 with 150 and 101 participants, respectively.

DOLE-NCR Senior Labor and Employment Officer Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes and Labor and Employment Officers Mary Chelsea A. Espinosa and Ma. Allen Rose T. Carreon served as the resource speakers during said activities. Participants were briefed on the standing of NCR, particularly how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the economy and the labor market. They further explained the importance of introducing entrepreneurship as part of the significant area of choice of students along with wage employment. They emphasized that as the pandemic restriction eases, the labor market presents a lot of opportunity; hence a need to reintroduce entrepreneurship. As what Delos Reyes said during said learning sessions: “In every chaos, there is an opportunity. We are living in a chaotic country and that is the very reason why entrepreneurship should be reintroduced in our Career Guidance Advocacy Program.”

To give the students a clearer picture, the DOLE-NCR representatives stressed the difference between wage employment and entrepreneurship; merits and demerits of venturing into business; characteristics of an entrepreneur; reasons and factors to consider before venturing into business; and kinds businesses to undertake.

Said resource speakers also discussed “digital entrepreneurship” and explained the impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe). They also emphasized how it continuously influences industries to transform their traditional way of doing business by maximizing the power of digital technology.

To cap off said activities, the speakers and students engaged in productive exchanges of ideas. The students also expressed their gratitude to DOLE-NCR for sharing their expertise and knowledge.

Said activity is part of DOLE-NCR’s advocacy efforts for the youth to help address the changing needs of the labor market through dissemination of relevant Labor Market Information through its Career Guidance and Advocacy Program.

Capacity Building/Development for Career Guidance and
Employment Coaching Implementers

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-12) through the leadership of RD Raymundo G. Agravante in partnership with the Network of Career Guidance Counselors and Career Advocates aims to promote coherent and effective career guidance policies to strengthen career education and life-long program. Through the capacity building/development activity CGEC implementers were equipped and updated on the future and directions of the continuing professional education and career choices.

A total of 100 guidance counselors and career advocates attended the hybrid activity facilitated by DOLE-12 which gave our partner stakeholders to inquire on all opportunities and updates from the Professional Regulation Commission particularly on the continuing professional education, career choices and Labor Market Information.

Regional Career Advocacy Congress Career Week Celebration

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Davao Region – Spearheaded by the technical working group of CGAP, this Regional Career Advocacy Congress took place in Davao City to highlight the different accomplishments of the Network of Guidance Counselors & Career Advocates (NGCCAs) during their Career Week Celebration Activities in the Region.

This activity specifically the Career Congress is a biannual conference of the Department of Labor and Employment XI under its program, CGAP or the Career Guidance Advocacy Program. It aims to aid students in their career path dilemma since job and skills mismatch is a common issue faced by our youth in this modern era. Therefore, in partnership with the Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, Technical Education Skills Development Authority, DOLE is doing its part to be of help to our youth with this year’s theme, “PH 4.0: Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce.”

In his welcome remarks, DOLE XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante stressed that “This program will also guide students with their parents and of course, the Guidance Counselors and the Career Advocates, in acquiring information in identifying quality education that is appropriate in the labor market trends of today. It is truly a challenge for us to continually prepare ourselves in this 4th Industrial Revolution especially in the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.”

Career Guidance & Coaching

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