Senior high grad hired at DOLE job fair

Date Posted: June 6th, 2018 10:34 AM

A senior high school graduate from Davao City made a milestone of sorts when he was hired-on-the-spot in one of the Department of Labor and Employment’s mounted job fairs.


Niño Sunggahid, 19, from Tibungco, Davao City, was hired as a sales associate at Gaisano Mall in Davao.


He joined other fresh college graduate hopefuls and other job seekers during the recent Labor Day celebration.


Sunggahid, who belongs to the country’s pioneer batch of DepEd’ Senior High School K-12 program, finished Computer System Services at F. Bustamante National High School in Tibungco, Davao City.


As a fresh graduate and a first-time applicant, Sunggahid expressed his gratitude and joy on being able to land a job.


“Nalipay giyud ko nga na hired-on-the-spot ko kay sa kadaghan ba namo nang-apply nadawat ra giyud ko. Kini (jobfair) isa giyud ka opportunidad para makakuha kag trabaho. (I am very happy that I was hired-on-the-spot, and even though there are a lot of us who applied, I still got the job. This (job fair) really is an opportunity for one to gain employment),” Sunggahid said.


The DepEd’s Senior High School (SHS) curriculum covers the last two years of the K to 12 program and includes Grades 11 and 12. In SHS, students go through a core curriculum and subjects under a track of their choice.


SHS according to DepEd creates opportunities for providing standard requirements that will enable SHS to graduates to know enough to be hireable, and apply for TESDA Certificates of Competency (COCs) and National Certificates (NCs) to provide you with better work opportunities.


Meanwhile, the Trabaho Negosyo Kabuhayan Job and Business Fairs on Labor Day at Gaisano Mall of Davao had 12,532 vacancies for both local and overseas have been solicited from 87 participating companies/agencies. Out of the 3,192 total registered applicants and 2,540 were qualified applicants for both local and overseas employment.



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