Davao City – Spearheaded by the technical working group of Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP), this year’s Regional Career Advocacy Congress took place this city at NCCC Mall Buhangin on September 20, 2019. This was participated in by about 170 delegates from different school divisions in the region consisted of student leaders and a network of guidance counselors and career advocates.
The Regional Career Advocacy Congress (RCAC) is a bi-annual conference of the Department of Labor and Employment XI under its program, CGAP or the Career Guidance Advocacy Program. This aims to aid students in their career path dilemma since job and skills mismatch is a common issue faced by our youth in this modern era. Therefore, in partnership with the Department of Education XI, the department is doing its part to be of help to our youth with this year’s theme, “PH 4.0: Preparing for a Digital Ready Workforce.”
In his welcome remarks, DOLE XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante stressed that “This program will also guide students with their parents and of course, the Guidance Counselors and the Career Advocates, in acquiring information in identifying quality education that is appropriate in the labor market trends of today. It is truly a challenge for us to continually prepare ourselves in this 4th Industrial Revolution especially in the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.”
Institute for Labor Studies, Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, graced the conference as she gave her talk with the topic, Future of Work: Scenarios and Implications where she discussed about the major drivers of change – technology, climate change, and demographics. She also mentioned that in twenty (20) years’ time, almost all the tasks could be automated.
The success of the conference would not have been possible without the honorable representatives from different agencies and stakeholders, and the resource speakers. Namely, Hon. Sara Z. Duterte, Davao City Mayor represented by City Counselor Atty. Antoinette Principe-Castrodes. Hon. Sebastian Z. Duterte, Davao City Vice-Mayor represented by City Counselor Pamela Librado. Cong. Jericho “Koko” Nograles, who led the oath taking of the new set of RENGCCA Officers. DepEd XI Regional Director Evelyn R. Fetalvero, CESO V; Dr. Warlito E. Hua, ESSD Chief, DepEd XI; Dr. Kenneth D. Barroga, OIC-Office of the ARD, DOST XI; TESDA XI Asst. Regional Director Arlyn Bandong; Mr. Marlito D. Ayala, Regional Employment Focal Person, DOLE XI. (By Bernadine Xophia B. Bouffard, GIP, TSSD, DOLE RO XI)
Keynote Speaker: Institute for Labor Studies, Executive Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba, graced the conference as she gave her talk with the topic, Future of Work: Scenarios and Implications.
Stakeholders & Participants: Joining the activity together are teachers, students and other stakeholders from the government agencies.
Singkil. A very popular and famous Maranao dance presented by a group of students.