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Career Guidance Network in Eastern Visayas reorganized

Tacloban City – A total of forty-six (46) career advocates attended the first meeting of the Network of Career Guidance Advocates of Region VIII for this year conducted last February 8, 2019 at Hotel Lorenza, Tacloban City.

The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office VIII initiated the said meeting for three important objectives, as follows: (1) Re-orientation of the Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP); (2) Reorganization of the Regional Network of Career Advocates; and (3) Initial planning on the conduct of the upcoming 4th Regional Career Guidance Advocacy Congress.

DOLE Region VIII Director Yahya A. Centi formally opened the meeting and gave the overview of the CGAP. He said the program is in partnership with the other five (5) agencies namely: Department of Education (DepEd), (2) Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), (3) Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), (4) Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and (5) Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

“We are thankful that you all respond to our invitation today. DOLE needs to partner with all of you for the cause of providing guidance to our students especially those who are graduating. We have an important role for these students to be able to make sound decisions for their future”, said Director Centi.

Dr. Catalina P. Cordeta, former President of the regional network presented the draft Career Guidance Advocacy Plan for 2018-2022 which was still subject for approval of CHED and DOST.

The meeting was capped with the Oath Taking of the new set of officers of the network.

To ensure that students, teachers, jobseekers, out-of-school youths (OSYs), parents, training institutions, academe and PESOs are provided with appropriate and timely knowledge on the realities of the labor marker, it was recommended that a semestral meeting with the network be conducted. 

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2019-02-20
YAHYA A. CENTI
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