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DOLE-NCR conducts orientation on LMI and employment coaching
The implementation of K to 12 entail changes in the educational system in the country. It aims to enhance the provision of the basic education to put the Filipino students—the future workforce—at par with their international counterparts. Corollary, the changes made in the system will likewise cause a shift in the Philippine labor market landscape.
On 9 August 2018, DOLE-NCR conducted an orientation seminar on the results of JobsFit 2022 to cascade relevant labor market information to the members of the Career Advocates Life Coaches and Mentors or the CALM Network. During the activity, information on youth employment and the various reasons of their unemployment were thoroughly discussed so as to give the attendees a clear view of the situation. Information on the demands of the labor market including its skills requirements were also presented.
To make the activity more holistic, lectures in acing wage employment and labor standards were also discussed. Tips on application and resume writing, grooming for job interviews and answering the interview questions were among the covered topics. Information on labor standards such as the minimum wage, overtime pay, and other benefits were likewise given to the participants. 
“It is our commitment to continuously capacitate the CALM Network on the current trends and demands of the labor market so as to effectively realize the objectives of career guidance and realize our roles as career advocates,” said guest resource speaker Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes, Senior LEO of Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division at DOLE-NCR Regional Office. 
Delos Reyes also reminded the participants on the main goal of the initiative, which is part of a national-level strategy to address the job and skills mismatch in the youth sector. 
“Through this activity, we will be able to respond to the ever changing demands of our work and be able to prepare our stakeholders. This kind of capacity building has long been in the pipeline and part of our strategy in addressing youth concerns in the National Plan of Action on Youth Employment and Migration,” he continued. 
Members of the CALM Network in the National Capital Region (NCR) always look forward to these DOLE-initiated programs, expresssing their utmost support to their students to help them land a decent employment after graduation.
“Karamihan kasi sa mga bata ay hindi pa ready to decide on their career choices at malaking tulong ang activity na ito para ma-orient namin ang mga bata,” said in an interview with DepEd representative, Amelie Binaya.
More than 150 career advocates signed-up in the seminar and were accompanied by focal personnel of the Public Employment Service and field offices of DOLE-NCR.
The activity is in line with the enhancement made in the educational system through the K to 12 program that sees development in the curriculum and delivery of basic education. Said changes gives the entrants to the world of work an opportunity to be more employable. END / Ryan Roberto Delos Reyes
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