Senator Grace Poe Filed Resolution to Hire K12 Graduates, Urged Private Sector

Philippine Senator Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares is now urging the private sector to consider giving K to 12 graduates a “decent and fulfilling employment.”

This is to make sure that the new graduates will have better occupations.

According from the shared news report online through inquirer.net, Senator Grace Poe had urged private sector to consider the future of K to 12 graduates by providing them decent and fulfilling jobs.

She revealed her statement last Wednesday after filing Senate Resolution No. 700, which calls the private sectors about hiring the senior high school graduates (first batch under K12 program) to let them experience working after they graduated.

“The successful implementation of the reforms under Republic Act No 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 requires the cooperation of the private sector, as they comprise a major part of the demand-side of the job market, and can thus allow or prevent K to 12 graduates from finding decent and fulfilling employment,” stated by the woman senator as quoted by the news.

One of the reasons why Poe made a decision to file such resolution is to make sure that the Department of Education (DepEd) can evaluate if these graduates are already prepared to work.

The new resolution came out after the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) raised concern that despite providing students under the SHS a total of 80-hours OJT, this might not be easily justify that they are prepared already.

In line with this, DepEd however defended the first batch K12 graduates saying that these people are “job-ready” and “well-equipped” to whatever workload.

The opportunity to hire the new graduates will help in determining the success of the implemented law, the good senator explained.