A total of 437 students in the province of Surigao del Norte participated in DOLE Surigao del Norte Field Office’s (DOLE SDNFO) career guidance coaching for June 2022. The activities were conducted at the request of various academic institutions in the province.

175 graduating college students from Surigao State College of Technology-Mainit Campus attended the blended mode discussion on basic labor laws and the current labor market in the country on June 1, 2022.

Meanwhile, 100 graduating college students with engineering, medical, and education courses participated in the career coaching facilitated on June 18, 2022 by the Surigao Education Center, a local college in Surigao City. A module on work ethics was thoroughly discussed, including the importance of adapting to company culture and in-demand and emerging jobs reported in the Jobsfit 2022.

A total of 127 Senior High School Students also participated in career guidance activities conducted in two (2) national high schools in the province. Timamana National High School (TNHS) and Surigao del Norte National High School (SNNHS) invited DOLE SDNFO on June 17 and June 24, respectively, as invited speakers for their organized career guidance coaching program. Aside from the labor market, labor education and a guide in choosing college courses were also presented.

Career coaching was also part of the orientation of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) in Surigao City held on June 2, 2022. The 35 SPES beneficiaries were composed of Senior High School and college students in Surigao City.

The Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP) of DOLE aims to immerse parents and students in the realities of the labor market and collaborate with the Career Guidance Counselors and Career Advocates to utilize career guidance as an effective tool in addressing job-skill mismatch.

DOLE SDNFO continues to facilitate career guidance activities with partner academes and LGU-PESOs as part of the departments’ employment facilitation program and to ensure that the Surigaonon youths are job-ready.