Cagayan de Oro City – A total of 884 graduating students of Southern Philippines College (SPC) were educated on what to expect in the workplace through Labor Education for Graduating Students or LEGS by the Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X (DOLE-X), through its Western Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office (WMO PFO) on 14 March 2017.
DOLE-X WMO PFO Head Ebba B. Acosta informed that LEGS is an orientation seminar which provides an outlook to the future employees in the world of work.
“To intensify its implementation, we collaborated with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), and the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC),” Acosta reported.
Discussed were the obligations and rights of both employees and employers, and the employees’ statutory monetary benefits. Likewise, tips on how to make a good resume and acing the job interview for the students land a job after graduation.
For those students who were aspiring to work abroad, POEA Regional Extension Unit Head Ann Apasra S. Abas conducted a pre-employment seminar (PEOS) where the students were told on how not fall a victim of illegal recruitment. She also shared on the usual reasons why Filipinos want to go abroad and the requirements for overseas employment.
Meanwhile ECC-X Stella D. Obice informed that future workers have a “helping hand” in times of accident, sickness and even death that is work-related.
On behalf of the students and the school administration, Ms. Annabelle T. Verula, gave her gratefulness to DOLE-X and the attached agencies for making their students more prepared for their employment whether local or overseas.
As of to date, a total of 1,226 graduating students from different schools were already LEGS oriented.
End/Mary Joyce A. Harnaiz/LEO III/DOLE-X WMO PFO
Labor Education for 884 Southern Philippines College (SPC) graduating students on 14 March 2017, in SPC Gymnasium, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo source: DOLE-X WMO PFO)