SAN VICENTE PILOT SCHOOL FOR PHILIPPINE CRAFTSMEN TRAINS FOR 21ST CENTURY WORKERS
ADELYN C. LISING
There are two realities in high school that need to be addressed the high dropout rate of boys versus girls from HS to graduation and individual students views about the utility of high school education.
Based on national averages of every 100 children from a particular age cohort to enter Grade 1 only 65 will graduate with an elementary diploma. Of this numbet,58bwill make the transition to high school. Of the 58 that enter high school, 42 will graduate from high school. This constitutes 27.5% of drop-out rate over the high school program.
Of the number that drop-out of high school are from 2 to 225 tims more boys leaving school than girls during the period of schooling. By graduation day public high show around 10% more girls In the senior graduating class than boys. At the HS level-dropout- question the utility of such subjects as physics to chemistry , add math especially when they show little inclination to go on to university or tertiary education . thus they make the decision to drop out rather than to fail. (Undersecretary of Education Guillemo Luz)
There is a need to a reengineering th e technical vocational subjects needed by a school in a given area. What does Bulaon Resettlement need and the neighboring barrios need of a manpower. The San Vicente Pilot School for Philippine Craftsmen can supply the needed manpower as a welder, 1st class mason, carpenter, and plumber. Hair and makeup, nail art specialist SVPSFC serves a cradle of manpower servicesr to the cosmopolitan areas of San Fernando and Angeles as it arises from the ashes of Pinatubo where I know that it has already trained young men and women of original Bacol or enos.
The school was former supervised by TESDA when secondary trade school must be transferred to DEPED. We have the best craftsmen needed by DEPED, the school was once a bastion of training center in plumbing,welding,.
The author is Teacher III at San Vicente Pilot School for Philippine Craftsmen, Bulaon, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.