Recognizing the direct bearing of labor education on employment outcomes, the City Government of Parañaque through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) together with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and MUNTAPARLAS Field Office of the Department of Labor and Employment conducted a two-day LEGS webinar on April 28-29, 2022.

A total of 233 graduating students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) – Parañaque and Parañaque City College (PCC) participated in the activity which aims to improve their familiarity with labor and employment facilitation programs and equip them with the necessary skills and pertinent Labor Market Information (LMI).

These future entrants to the workforce will be acquainted with the following: (1) proper ways of job application from pre-employment preparation, during, and post-application process from PESO; (2) Basic Worker’s Rights and Obligation from DOLE; and (3) Anti-Illegal Recruitment (AIR-TIP) from POEA.

The seminar prepared the graduating students to be workforce-ready. Ms. Lerma Reyes, a student from PUP Parañaque Campus, said that the activity armed them with the apt employment insight that includes the do’s and don’ts in the job application process; rights, and responsibilities of an employee; required work attitudes; and ways to prevent any form of illegal recruitment.

She further expressed her gratitude for the program and said: “Bilang estudyante na magtatapos na sa taong ito ay lubos na ipagpapasalamat namin dahil kami ay inihahanda ng local na gobyerno ng Parañaque sa pagsalubong sa mga opurtunidad na aming haharapin. Ang ganitong uri ng paksa ay tiyak na humihikayat sa amin na mas maging responsableng mamamayan.”

Said activity, which is part of the DOLE’s Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES), is an all-year-round employment facilitation program to increase the employment readiness of graduating students. School administration of any educational institution can take advantage of this program by submitting an intention letter of availment to the nearest DOLE Provincial/Field or PESO office.

END / Christinne Jeremiah Torrecampo