Butuan City – The Department of Labor and Employment-Caraga hosted the 2019 Regional Career Guidance Advocacy Congress with the theme “PH.4.0: Preparing for Digital-Ready Workforce” on September 13, 2019, at LMX Convention Center, Butuan City.

A total of 200 PESO managers, guidance counselors, coordinators and student leaders attended the activity which is anchored on the Career Advocacy Program. DOLE in collaboration with DepEd, DOST, CHED and TESDA aims to guarantee students, industries, and training institutions the provision of appropriate knowledge on the realities of the labor market for more informed career decisions.

“This advocacy is one of the tools of the DOLE to really emphasize student’s readiness for this digital world”, said Atty. Rechell B. Apao, MALSU Mediator-Arbiter.

Speakers from partner agencies included Melanie A. Maur, NEDA-Caraga, Supervising Economic Development Specialist for Harnessing Caraga’s Human Capital for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Towards Achieving ‘Ambisyon Natin 2024; Mr. Amy C. Saavedra, Education Supervisor II of CHED-Caraga, for Digital Future: HEIS to Connect and Collaborate; Mr. Noel M. Ajoc, Supervising Science Research Specialist of DOST-Caraga for the Career Industry 4.0 Era; Annie C. TangposTechnical Support Services Division OIC Chief, for Building Blocks of Labor Market, and  Engr. Ramil A. Sanchez, Philippine Science High School-Caraga Campus Director, for the Digital Workforce.

Caraga State University, AMA Computer Learning Center-Butuan, Saint Joseph Institute of Technology and Philippine Science High School-Caraga Campus are considered emerging schools when it comes to technology. They showcased their good practices to inspire other schools to do the same.