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SPES brings success in landing jobs

Among a number of employment-bridging programs carried out by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for the youth, Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) is another venture that focuses on the poor yet deserving students and Out-of-School Youth (OSY), aiming to make them financially capable of finishing their studies and attain a degree, thus gearing them for the future.

Thru SPES, the qualified beneficiaries are given the opportunity of employment for a minimum period of twenty (20) up to a maximum of seventy eight (78) work days except during Christmas vacation, during which the allowable duration should not exceed fifteen (15) days. In CAMANAVA alone, three hundred sixty seven (367) SPES beneficiaries were given employment opportunities in different private establishments like Chowking, McDonalds, etc.

The said program not only serves a financial aid for the youth, but it also gives them work experience. With such opportunity, others rise to the occasion in performing the tasks at hand. Among the hard-working youth who showed great promise throughout his tenure in SPES is Cyril Llaneta, an 18-year old resident of Valenzuela City and a student of Sta. Cecilia College taking up Bachelor of Science Information Technology.

“Nakatulong po ng malaki yung SPES sa akin bukod sa financial aspect, nagkaroon po ako ng experience na magtrabaho at nakakatulong po ako sa magulang ko. Natuto rin po ako maging responsable at independent.”, Llaneta shared during the interview.

Due to his good work values, Llaneta was previously absorbed in Chowking Maysan, Valenzuela after his term in SPES. “Nagpapasalamat po ako sa DOLE & PESO Valenzuela para sa opportunity na binigay nila sakin, ang laki po ng naitulong nila para sa patuloy na paghubog ng aking pagkatao at magkaroon ng ganitong oportunidad para makapagtrabaho...”, he emotionally continued.

Before ending the interview, Llaneta said “Mas lalo po akong na-enlighten at na-intensify po ang kagustuhan kong makapagtapos ng pag-aaral dahil na rin sa programang SPES.

” DOLE-CAMANAVA Field Office SPES Coordinator Ms. Jesusa R. Raymundo also shared that it is rewarding on the part of the SPES project implementers to see that they are instrumental in augmenting the finances of the youth beneficiaries who strive to attain a degree and to know that SPES paved a way for some youth like Llaneta to continue their studies while contributing to their family’s finances even after the work duration in SPES program is even more liberating.

Chowking is among the DOLE’s constant partners in the implementation of SPES.

Prepared by: ANGELICA C. FRESNOZA,  Administrative Assistant III

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