By Mhark Gaufo and Chloe Almario
Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) Manila and Cavite campuses celebrated the graduation of the first batch of Senior High School (SHS) students who, according to EAC Manila High School Department Principal Dr. Lino C. Reynoso, are equipped with the minimum requirements for entry-level company needs.
A total of 1,300 students graduated from EAC-Cavite, while EAC-Manila produced 654 graduates. Commencement exercises were held on different dates at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay.
Administrators and faculty from Manila and Cavite emphasized the significance of work immersion programs in the Technical-Vocational and Livelihood track. In an interview, Dr. Reynoso explained that this year’s SHS graduates – particularly those who finished the Technical-Vocational Livelihood (TVL) track – have acquired the competencies necessary for employability.
“Such that when they apply outside, they will not feel nervous because of the interview, [because]they underwent the process” he added.
The Department of Education Order no. 30 series 2017, or Guidelines for Work Immersion, stipulates that learners be provided with access to industry partners’ facilities and employment simulation where they are given opportunities to apply their competencies, gain practical industrial skills, and develop good work ethics and values relevant to pursuing further education and/or joining the workforce.