BONTOC, Mountain Province- Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Provincial Office and Civil Service Commission- Mountain Province Field Office oriented around 200 graduates of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College on the practices of the government through a pre-employment seminar at the College Auditorium on June 14, 2019.
Marshall Pachingel, DOLE Provincial Office representative said in an interview that the orientation seminar will enable them to gain awareness on the benefits of being government employee.
“Graduating students of vocational and baccalaureate courses, who would sooner or later join the labor force, are given orientation on labor and employment matters through the Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS) Seminar, which aims to prepare the students in the world of work. The program will help graduating students become familiar with DOLE’s services on employment facilitation, workers protection and social security coverage for the employees. The seminar includes tips/ preparation, employer and workers’ rights, social security coverage, health and safety and insurance (PHIC, SSS coverage), anti- illegal recruitment and prevailing minimum wage in the region,” Pachingel explained.
Pachingel further explained that this program of the DOLE can be availed by any school management by writing the nearest Provincial Office to signify their intention. Also, he emphasized that their always has been very supportive in this initiative of the College as it can be reflected in their yearly participation.
Director Anita Verina T. Paredes of the Civil Service Commission- Mountain Province Field Office and also a learning service provider and subject matter specialist lectured on working in the government and civil service employment. She also discussed the salient features of the CSC rules.
“All the roads to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point,” Paredes said in her ending statement emphasizing to the graduates that finding a job is a competition. She continued to motivate the graduates by encouraging them to continue pursuing for more eligibilities at the same advancing their educational career.
By WB Taltala