The Special Program for Employment of Students is DOLE’s youth employment-bridging program which aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth, and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries are able to pursue their education.
- Students or out-of-school youth (OSY) at least 15 but not more than 30 years of age
- Combined net income after tax of parents, including his/her own, if any, does not exceed the regional poverty threshold
- Students must have obtained a passing general weighted average (GWA)
- OSY must be certified by the local Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO) as OSY