The College and Career Awareness and Readiness Education Seminar (CARES) Program was designed to engage education stakeholders towards raising student awareness and aspiration for the best higher education pathway for them.
This program was created in support of the Senior High School Program of the Department of Education.dapibus leo.
The CARES program provided training for three education stakeholders—school administrators, teachers & guidance counsellors, and parents & students.
It was conducted in partnership with Edukasyon.ph and in cooperation with our technology partner, Vibal Foundation. For program modules in career guidance, we collaborated with the Career Development Association of the Philippines (CDAP) Inc.
For S.Y. 2016 to 2017, the CARES program engaged 5 schools — MSU CETD, Rogaya Bajunaid IS, Alabel NHS, Alabel Science HS and General Santos City NHS — where we made the following impact:
Over 400 students gained access to college and career readiness through training of teachers, administrators and guidance counselors.
40 administrators and guidance counselors created collaborative action plans to engage their communities in college and career awareness.
30 teachers expressed noteable engagement as they added innovative community activities to standard lesson plans on college and career readiness.
All participants found the workshops to be particularly fruitful. Students determined their initial dream career and Senior High School track through the Dream Card.
Participants particularly appreciated theoretical learning, such as the CIP approach and CASVE model.
Participants found the website, Edukasyon.ph, as the most useful part of the session. Students understood how edukasyon.ph can be a useful tool for exploring education and careers.
The students have also explored other tracks as discussed on the CARES lesson plan, which allowed them to have an informed decision for their future.
200 tablets were donated by Vibal Foundation and used by the students in accessing the CARES Lesson Plan as well as the VSmart Digital books.