THE Department of Labor and Employment-Cordillera Administrative Region (Dole-CAR) in the first three months of the year conducted series of seminars called Labor Education for Graduating Students (Legs).

Dole Regional Director Ana Dione said as of March 12 there were 896 graduating students who benefited from the labor education campaign which pushes for the promotion of labor laws, policies, standard rules and regulations.

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Dione added the Dole will be continuing this campaign to further equip graduating students with the right skills for them to be able to land the right job for the degree they finished.

Aside from Legs, Dione said the department also conducted career guidance and counseling with graduating students as part of government’s thrust in providing a venue for the country’s future human resources and workforce to gain information on the labor education program.

Four higher education institutions in Abra were given seminars by the agency which included Pinnacle Health Care Colleges, Data Center Colleges of the Philippines-Abra, Divine World College of Abra and Abra Valley Colleges.

The Mt. Province Polytechnic State College and Xigen College of Mt. Province were two of Mountain Province schools and Saint Louis University that benefited from the program.

Meanwhile, Dole also co-sponsored four job fairs with schools and universities and local government units specifically at the University of Baguio, University of the Cordilleras and those sponsored by the local governments of Kalinga and Benguet.

There were 1,284 job applicants who registered while another 9,352 overseas and local vacancies were posted in these four jobs fairs. (JM Agreda)