In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, choosing the right career path can be a daunting task for many students. With so many options available, it’s essential to have access to reliable information and guidance to make informed decisions. Recognizing this need, a team of experienced professionals led by Mr. Genesis A. Padilla, designated Guidance Counselor, and Dr. Philip G. Nonales, Student Services and Alumni Affairs Coordinator, conducted a series of career guidance sessions in secondary and integrated schools across Asingan, San Manuel, Urdaneta City, and Villasis from April 17 to 19, 2023.

The team, comprising Prof. Glenny M. Salazar, Engr. Melchor Alejo, Ms. Patricia B. Manaloto, Mr. Chistopher Espero, and Mr. Merwin Nonan, engaged with students from Angela Valdez Ramos NHS, Luciano Milla NHS, San Vicente Integrated School, Ariston Bantog NHS, Toboy NHS, Carusucan Norte NHS, Flores Integrated School, San Juan NHS, Mataas na Paaralang Juan C. Laya, Bactad NHS, Pedro T. Orata NHS, and Piaz NHS.

The career guidance sessions aimed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of various career options and help them identify their strengths, interests, and career aspirations. The sessions covered a range of topics, including career exploration, job market trends, academic requirements, and career development strategies.

The team used a variety of tools and resources to deliver engaging and interactive sessions that catered to the unique needs of each school and student. They conducted aptitude and interest tests, one-on-one counseling sessions, group activities, and information sharing sessions with students, parents, and teachers.

Mr. Padilla said, “The career guidance sessions were designed to empower students to make informed career choices by providing them with access to reliable and accurate information. Our goal was to help students identify their strengths and interests and explore various career options that align with their aspirations.”

“We are committed to ensuring that our students have access to the resources and guidance they need to succeed in their chosen careers. By providing students with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions, we can help them build successful and fulfilling careers,” Dr Nonales added.

The career guidance sessions received positive feedback from students, teachers, and parents. Many students expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to explore different career options and gain insights into the job market trends. Teachers and parents appreciated the efforts made by the team to provide comprehensive guidance and support to students.

Furthermore, the career guidance sessions conducted by the team led by Mr. Padilla and Dr. Nonales were a step towards empowering students to make informed career decisions. By providing students with access to reliable information, counseling, and support, the team has helped students build the skills and confidence they need to pursue successful and fulfilling careers.