/ 5 June 2021

TO HELP senior high school students prepare for employment, the Department of Education conducted nationwide upskilling activities to ensure that they are equipped with skills once they finished schooling.

In partnership with Microsoft Philippines, the DepEd organized the “Building an Impactful Resume and Online Professional Brand” webinar on June 1 for Grade 12 Senior High School students and teachers.

DepEd is also considering conducting training on Microsoft Learn, Microsoft Imagine Academy, and LinkedIn Learning to enable them to connect with industry practitioners from different fields.

“Even amid the Covid19 pandemic and the implementation of blended learning, we want to make sure that our learners in Senior High School will have the best opportunity available when the time comes that they want or need to be employed,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Through these training activities, learners can acquire necessary competencies and digital certifications by completing learning paths in digital productivity, computer sciences, cloud, artificial intelligence, and data science aligned to in-demand jobs globally.

“With these initiatives, students are upskilled, and what they have learned through their basic education is reinforced with more skills training while the industry sector is made aware of the capacities and potential of SHS graduates,” Education Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua said.

The DEPED will also partner with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines to involve more industries in providing learners with work experience and possible employment opportunities.