Benguet State University

OSS spearheads education on labor issues for graduating students

By BSU UPAO - Posted on 05 July 2017

In order to provide support to students in their holistic development especially in their career and vocational preparation, the Office of the Student Services-Vocation and Placement Unit (OSS-VPU) organized theLabor Education for Graduating Students(LEGS) on June 14, 2017.

One thousand three hundred eight (1308) graduating students participated in the said seminar where representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), andProfessional Regulation Commission (PRC) talked about the students’ rights as future workforce of the country.

Mr. Jose R. Gamad, Jr. from DOLE facilitated the Employment Trends and Workers’ Right, Mr. Rexton E. Falag-ey from POEA-REU-CAR lectured about the Anti-Trafficking Law, while Ms. Virginia N. Martin from PRC facilitated the Licensure Examination Concerns and Issues. Ms. Frances Noelle Escalera, Benguet State University- Gender and Development director, provided insights about Gender and Development in the Labor Market.

The OSS recognizes the gap that students face in moving out of the academe and embrace the reality of employment. It is the office’s mission to decrease the widening gap by enhancing the skills and competencies of graduates to meet the demand of employment. With built-up competencies, it is important that they are guided in articulating it to their future employers. //Fay Ann Panagan-Farangan