DEPED’S CAREER GUIDANCE PROGRAM
MA. GENOVEVA M. DIZON
The department of education Region III recently trained some 440 Grade 11 and 12 teachers on Career Guidance Program.
The training aims to equip teachers with concrete understanding on the
implementation of the Grade 11 and 12 Career Guidance Program to perform tasks to effectively deliver the program to the learners. Likewise, the activities are in line with the implementation of Grade 12 of the K to 12 Program, in which the Career Guidance Program aims to apply academic and employment readiness skills in workbased learning situations such as internships, shadowing or mentoring, and determine a clear directional exit after senior high school.
The conduct of career guidance program is anchored on the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (RA 10533) Rule V entitled Career Guidance and Counseling Advocacy which specifically stipulates in Section 17, the Career Guidance and Counseling Programs and in Section 18, Career Advocacy Activities.
The modules were rolled-out nationwide during the National Training of Trainers and Mass Training of Teachers and Career Advocates and shall be delivered by the class adviser during the weekly Homeroom Guidance between August 2017 to March 2018.
The school heads/ principals in close coordination with the school guidance counselors/ coordinators/ advocates shall ensure and supervise the implementation of the Career Guidance Modules which include the following eight titles, Road to the Right Choice; Releasing the Power Within; Reaffirming the Chosen Track; Fit Me Right; Rising Toward the Reality of My Dreams; Up, Up in the Ladder of My Career; Beginning the Journey Where I Am; and I Plan to Succeed.
Currently, the total number of Grade 12 students is 62,994 in public senior high schools, 70, 873 in private SHSs, and 8,488 in local or state universities and colleges.
These students will be the first batch of SHS graduates who will complete the SHS Program in 2018.
The author is Teacher II at San Fernando Elementary School