K to 12 Stu­dents read­ied for ASEAN chal­lenge

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS must both have life-ori­ented and work-ori­ented skills to be able to com­pete with their ASEAN neigh­bors.

Ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, skills in de­mand to­day are those of com­plex com­mu­ni­ca­tion and ex­pert think­ing in­clud­ing the adapt­abil­ity to learn, adapt­abil­ity to learn and per­for­mance of new tasks with lit­tle train­ing.

Melinda LopezGar­cia of the Pro­fes­sional Reg­u­la­tion Com­mis­sion and mem­ber of the task force on Philip­pine Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Frame­work says the real chal­lenge for K to 12 is to har­mo­nize its cur­ricu­lum with the

Philip­pine Qual­i­fi­ca­tions Frame­work.

Un­der this frame­work, it is ex­pected that ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion, tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion, and high ed­u­ca­tion will pro­duce com­pe­tent grad­u­ates with skills that can help se­cure em­ploy­ment.

DepEd-Baguio as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent So­raya Fac­ulo dur­ing the ASEAN Fo­rum at the Baguio City High School mean­while said se­nior high school stu­dents un­der the K to 12 pro­gram can adopt in the chal­lenges of ASEAN in­te­gra­tion.

“In all of our com­mu­nity, not only from barangays, Baguio, or the whole of Cordillera but also in the greater Asia, after fin­ish­ing their aca­demic re­quire­ments in Grade 12, stu­dents will go through work im­mer­sion lead­ing them into industries where their schools part­nered,” Fac­ullo said.

Fac­ullo added part­ner industries play a big role, most es­pe­cially on the de­mand for ASEAN and K to 12. These part­ner Industries af­fil­i­ated with ed­u­ca­tion and sought after by se­nior stu­dents after the K to 12 pro­gram although this part­ner industries may not be avail­able for all school in­sti­tu­tions most es­pe­cially to far places.

“May mga kaunt­ing prob­lems pa rin tayo for ex­am­ple sa mga malalay­ong lu­gar where hindi na­man avail­able iy­ong mga re­sources so kailan­gan ni­lang maghanap,” added Fac­ullo. Lau­ren Alimondo

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