Department of Education - Davao City Division - DepEd Davao

2018 Career Guidance Week Celebration PDF Print E-mail


On its fifth year of implementation, the 2018 Career Guidance Week was celebrated last August 1, 2018 at Almendras Gym, Davao City. Participated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the various stakeholders, the activity showcased Best Career Practices, Career Information, and Career Jingle Competition.

City Mayor Sara Duterte, duly represented by the City Councilor Pilar C. Braga, truly appreciates this initiative and believes that with the increasing labor turnover among employers across the country, it is only appropriate that we advance the Career Guidance Advocacy Program to improve employment retention rates among Filipinos. Atty. Lea Librado-Yap, Chairperson for Labor and Employment Opportunities expressed that the convergence of various stakeholders made the said activity successful.

Moreover, DOLE Regional Director Raymond G. Agravante emphasized that the Career Guidance Week Celebration is one of the avenues to address the lingering problem of Job Skills Mismatch. With the theme “PH 4.0: Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce”, RD Agravante posed a challenge on the readiness of our graduates so as not be replaced by artificial intelligence in the field of work.

To encourage all students in pursuing their dreams, Ms. Mary Jane P. Trinidad, Career Ambassador shared that if only people fully realize the importance of career guidance, everyone will be taking advantage of the opportunities to change one’s life and make it better. She further reminded the students to never get scared of the first signs of struggles and challenges.

The Department of Education - Davao City Division spearheaded by Schools Division Superintendent Maria Ines C. Asuncion, CESO V, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents Emma A. Camporedondo, CESE and Basilio Mana-ay Jr., CESE, and Division Chiefs Teresita F. Del Valle, PhD and Alma C. Cifra, EdD fully support  this activity, and further acknowledge the activity as a vehicle to guide students to make informed decisions in choosing the right career to eventually address the challenge of job mismatch. Committed to do its part, Department of Education Davao City Division pledged to take part in this endeavor. 


Learners gladly get to experience the career they are aiming at.  



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