based on text by Valerie Cornelissen
This May, the Grade 9E students embarked on an engaging and immersive Career and Job Training program. For two weeks, they were provided with assignments and tasks designed to develop practical skills for finding and securing employment, enabling them to gain a competitive edge in the job market.
One of the key focuses of the program was to guide the students in exploring various career paths. They participated in interactive lessons aimed at helping them identify their interests, strengths, and passions, ultimately assisting them in determining their future career aspirations. Armed with this newfound self-awareness, the students were better equipped to make informed decisions about their professional journeys.
To prepare for the job application process, the students were guided through the creation of essential documents. They crafted their own professional resumes (CVs) and motivational letters, tailored to highlight their unique skills and experiences. Additionally, they took the initiative to set up appointments with teachers for mock job interviews, providing them with invaluable practice and feedback to refine their interview skills.
An exciting highlight of the month was a visit from Mr. Bo Lundqvist, President of the Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (NordCham) and CEO of Retail Software Associates Corp. Mr. Lundqvist graciously shared his expertise and experience, enlightening the students about the intricacies of the hiring process within his organization. This firsthand account provided invaluable insights, bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application.
To recognize their dedication and successful completion of the Career and Job Training program, each student received a certificate of participation from their homeroom teacher, Mr. Michael Cumar. This certificate not only acknowledges their commitment to personal and professional development, but also serves as a testament to their readiness for future endeavors.