Some 200 Senior High School graduating stu-dents in Dumaguete City are ready start with the work immersion program as part of their requirement to graduate.
A memorandum of agreement between the Dumaguete City division headed by division schools superintendent Dr Evangel Luminarias and Mayor Felipe Remollo was signed yesterday to formalize the collaboration.
The second batch of K to 12 graduating students come from the Camanjac National High School, Dumaguete City High School, Junob National High School, Piapi High School, RTPM Dumaguete Science and Taclobo National High School.
The symbolic MOA signing between the local government unit and the city division was witnessed by all the 200 graduating students who brought along with them folders with their respective advisers.
With the work immersion program, graduating high school students will experience actual work as an employment simulation or to apply the required competencies and work ethics relevant to pursuing further education.
Dr. Luminarias said DepEd is preparing the students to the world of work with three options to choose, either go “negosyo”, “trabaho” or “kolehiyo.” But according to surveys, 80 percent of the graduates is pursuing college education.
She explained they can immerse in hotels, laboratories or different establishments, but the city government has enough offices where they can immerse and put into practice what they have learned from the classrooms.
The division superintendent of schools thanked the leadership of Mayor Remollo for his big heart in education and for the students.
“Dali ra ikasabot si mayor basta about education,” Dr. Luminarias pointed out.
In his message, Mayor Remollo said he would rather want the senior high graduates to proceed to college in stressing it pays to have a diploma under the Philippine setting.
While on immersion, the mayor had some tips for the graduating senior highs. More than performance and technical ability, work attitude counts much especially in government service. He said that’s how people get to be ahead of the others.
It is in going an extra mile for service to show love of your job that an employee can be discovered by his or her employer, “dili lang kay kon unsa ka bright ang empleyado,” Remollo quipped.