DOLE-X intensifies LEGS to 60 graduating students of Mis. Occ. OAIS
Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental---- It has been the mission of the Department of Labor and Employment, (DOLE) to strengthen its Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS) seminar program to arm new graduates with skills and information on work ethics, the culture of productive and decent work and other responsibilities in the workplace.
DOLE Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Misamis Occidental Provincial Field Office (Mis. Occ. PFO) will conduct a LEGS seminar on the 28th of February 2017 in Oroquieta City Agro Industrial School to approximately 60 graduating students from its different vocational courses.
The LEGS seminar program aims to convey information to students for them to be able to identify strategic decisions related to career choices and define basic employment terms and concepts and relate them to the actual Philippine employment data.
On highlighting the importance of the program, DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO Head Leonardo G. Rodrigo said, “Students who participated will comprehend the roles and responsibilities in applying for work, the industry they desire to work for, and the career they would pursue.”
He further supplemented that Mis. Occ. PFO benefitted around 512 students from 13 different schools in the whole province under DOLE’s LEGS in 2016.
The program was conducted in coordination with the Public Employment Service Offices (PESOs) of the Academe Sector.
Meanwhile, DOLE-X Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante stated, “LEGS is designed to guide would-be workers on their rights at work and responsibilities. It is aimed at enlightening students on how to apply for work, locally or overseas”.
Moreover, the seminar comprised topics such as: pre-employment tips/preparation, employer and workers’ rights, social, health and housing benefits (SSS, PHIC and HDMF), anti-illegal recruitment (AIR) and prevailing minimum wage in the Region 10 (X).
Mis. Occ. PFO will as well present the current labor market information including jobs that are in demand and which will be in demand in the next 10 years.
Also discussed in detailed was proper grooming and proper decorum during interviews.
“We hope to inculcate the value of work and being able to be professional in the workplace. It is significant that every graduates are prepared and equipped for the world outside their school,” RD Agravante concluded.
End/Lorraine M. Roa/DOLE-X Mis. Occ. PFO