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CSU students learn jobs, business opportunities after grad


Virac, Catanduanes – Employment and business opportunities await students of Catanduanes State University (CSU) as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Catanduanes together with other government agencies conducted job and business fair at CSU Auditorium, October 23, 2018.

Around 6,000 vacancies in local and overseas were offered to the job applicants.

Also, a forum on “What are the Jobs & Business Opportunities for the graduating students of CSU and TESDA?” was held in the afternoon, which was participated by nearly 100 students of CSU.

It aimed to orient college students of CSU of the various services of government agencies that provide jobs and business opportunities to the future work force of the island-province.

Mr. Russel Ulysses Nieves, DOLE PFO Catanduanes head introduced the Government Internship Program (GIP) and Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) that aims at providing employment opportunity to poor yet deserving students, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge to enhance their employability.

He mentioned that several GIP beneficiaries of DOLE are now managers in food chains and employed in other government agencies.

Apart from this, he also cited that the agency has a livelihood program for their parents that provides massive job generation and substantial poverty reduction by giving them access to a grant assistance for capacity-building on livelihood ventures either individual or group undertakings.

Nieves encouraged students to be productive residents of their own province considering Catanduanes as a rich island in areas of agriculture and fisheries.

On the other hand, Ms. Geraldine Bagadiong of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Catanduanes oriented those students who may want to venture into entrepreneurship. She provided insights on how to start a business while promoting locally-made products.

Meanwhile, other governments agencies that participated in the forum, “What are the Jobs & Business Opportunities for the graduating students of CSU and TESDA, include Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Educational Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Abaca technology Innovations Center (ATIC) program and the Philippine Army.

One of the student-attendees in the forum was Ma. Francia Soriano of Sta Cruz, Virac, Catanduanes who is in her 4th year in CSU.

She said: “this program is very useful to us – graduating and the non-graduating students. This will give us the idea on how we can make our summer and free time productive. We can help our parents financially through this.  A second choice if ever, we do not pursue the track that we desire.”

“This is a vital way of educating us on how to improve our skills in such programs offered by government agencies. I hope you will continue this advocacy to alleviate poverty in the province and enhance their status of living,” said Raymart Sarmiento, 19 of Barangay Valencia Virac, Catanduanes who is also a graduating student.

Regional Director Atty. Alvin M. Villamor said that the agency continues its commitment by increasing levels of opportunities for Bicolanos and providing access to decent and productive employment through employment facilitation and capacity building services.


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