P30-M DOLE in­tern­ship pro­gram ben­e­fits young work­ers from CL

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – Some 1,031 young work­ers all over Cen­tral Lu­zon ben­e­fited from the Depart­ment of La­bor and Em­ploy­ment (DOLE)’s Gov­ern­ment In­tern­ship Pro­gram (DOLE-GIP) in 2017.

DOLERe­gional Di­rec­tor Atty. Ana Dione re­ported to La­bor Sec­re­tary Sil­vestre Bello III that the DOLE-GIP in­tern-ben­e­fi­cia­ries were im­mersed at var­i­ous gov­ern­ment agen­cies within the re­gion.

“Our young in­terns were given op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate their tal­ents and skills in the field of pub­lic ser­vice while the DOLE’s part was to iden­tify the best and the bright­est among them who want to fur­ther pur­sue a ca­reer in gov­ern­ment ser­vice, par­tic­u­larly in the field and dis­ci­pline of la­bor and em­ploy­ment,” Dione ex­plained.

For Cal­en­dar Year 2017, DOLE Cen­tral Lu­zon al l ocat ed P30,084,803.29 for the salaries of in­tern-ben­e­fi­cia­ries wherein each of them re­ceived 75 per­cent of the re­gion’s pre­vail­ing min­i­mum daily wage.

The in­tern-ben­e­fi­cia­ries were at least 18 to 30 years old, high school or tech­ni­cal-vo­ca­tional grad­u­ates, and with no work ex­pe­ri­ence, to qual­ify and join the in­tern pro­gram.

A me­moran­dum of un­der­stand­ing (MOU) was forged be­tween the DOLE and its GIP part­ner agen­cies cover­ing the terms and con­di­tions rel­a­tive to the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the DOLE-GIP.

Part­ner agen­cies in­clude the Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills Devel­op­ment Author­ity (TESDA), Depart­ment of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (DOST), Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture (DA), and Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and Devel­op­ment (DSWD).

Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd), Land Bank of the Philip­pines (LBP), Philip­pine Sta­tis­tics Author­ity (PSA), Bureau of Fire Pro­tec­tion (BFP), Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Units (LGUs), and State Col­leges/ Uni­ver­si­ties were part­ners, too.

Aside from its part­ner agen­cies, all seven DOLE Field Of­fices, in­clud­ing its satel­lite of­fices in the Freeport Area of Bataan and Clark Freeport also par­tic­i­pated in the DOLE-GIP im­ple­men­ta­tion.

Dione said that the in­tern-ben­e­fi­cia­ries worked for about three to six months per­form­ing var­i­ous gov­ern­ment tasks such as pro­fil­ing, en­cod­ing, as­sist­ing, and other func­tions not highly-tech­ni­cal in na­ture.

“The DOLE-GIP is a good step­ping stone for our in­tern­ben­e­fi­cia­ries to learn and ex­pe­ri­ence the real world of gov­ern­ment work with the ful­fill­ment of serv­ing our fel­low Filipinos with our var­i­ous ba­sic gov­ern­ment ser­vices,” Dione said.

Of the to­tal in­tern-ben­e­fi­cia­ries, 112 of them were ini­tially re-hired as job or­der em­ploy­ees after their DOLE-GIP stint by re­spec­tive gov­ern­ment agen­cies that they were as­signed to.

The DOLE-GIP is spe­cial-funded pro­gram of the la­bor agency that cre­ates im­pact to the lives of young work­ers who be­longs to the poor or marginal­ized fam­i­lies.— Jerry Borja/ DOLe-3 LCO

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