Philippine School for the Deaf taps DOLE-NCR for career guidance

Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City (Contributed photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, June 4 (PIA) -- The Philippine School for the Deaf has tapped the Department of Labor and Employment–National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) for career guidance of its Grade 12 learners.

In its Virtual Career Orientation for Grade 12 Learners on Curriculum Exits held recently, DOLE-NCR Senior Labor and Employment Officer Ryan Roberto E. Delos Reyes of the Employment Promotion and Workers Welfare Division provided the students with information resources they will need in their chosen career in the future.

During the session, Delos Reyes highlighted the skills required by the labor market that needs to be honed and developed by the entrants to the labor force. Cognitive thinking ability, adaptability, innovativeness, and sociability are among the skills he discussed in detail.

He likewise related said skills to the current situation as the health crisis accelerated the utilization of the technological advancement brought by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

In order to present a holistic view of the labor market, Delos Reyes also shared relevant information on the region’s Key Employment Generators including its performance as the economy recover and progress towards the new normal. 

The DOLE-NCR representative also emphasized having a positive perspective of the labor market in order to develop a right work attitude.

He likewise reminded the participants that most of the job interview questions are situational, which he said, may center on how one make use of his or her time during the lockdown while the answer to such question can make or break one’s employment chances as it will surface one’s capability to be flexible and innovative.

According to DOLE-NCR, the Persons with Disabilities are among the sectors that are considered to be among the most vulnerable.

"Due to their conditions, they sometimes experienced discrimination in most of the basic services including access to structures. They oftentimes felt neglected that lead to a mindset of hopelessness and abandonment," the DOLE-NCR said.

"If one will look into the situation, the state as to where the sector is currently at can be stemmed from the lack of education and access to relevant information as regard interventions and measures to alleviate their conditions," it added.

The online activity, attended by some 116 graduating Senior High School students of the Philippine School for the Deaf, is the Department’s contribution in the Incheon Strategy particularly on Goal 1: Reduce poverty and enhance work and employment prospects. (PIA NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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