Work Immersion serves as an integral component directly aligned with students’ post-secondary aspirations, effectively preparing them to address the rigors and demands posed by the K-12 curriculum’s exits: higher education, middle-level skills development, entrepreneurship, and employment.
As part of the pre-work immersion phase, the Senior High School Unit convened a Pinning ceremony yesterday with the theme, “Learning the field, engaging in the profession through immersion.” This event was attended by the sixth batch of Grade 12 students, representing both Academic and Technical Vocational and Livelihood strands, including Humanities and Social Sciences, Accountancy, Business, and Management, General Academic, Information and Communications Technology, Home Economics, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Automotive, alongside their parents and guardians.
The ceremony started with a solemn doxology by selected Grade 12 students, followed by a cordial welcome address from Mrs. Antonita C. Paris, MAED, the Senior High Principal. Mrs. Paris duly recognized the presence and mentioned the collective efforts of all involved, emphasizing their roles as a source of motivation and support in bringing the event to realization.
To season the event, a trio of esteemed Senior High School faculty members, namely Sir Eliezer Alia Jr., Sir Norbert Vincent Miaco, and Ma’am Eloisa Morales, entertained the audience with a captivating dance performance.
Following the intermission, Ms. Maria Suzette Albarico, one of the focal persons responsible for work immersion, formally introduced the partnering agencies. Each agency was represented by its senior administrators and officers, signifying the commencement of collaborative engagement.
The highlight of the affair proceeded as the students were instructed to give their nameplates to their parents and guardians. The parents and guardians were so proud of putting on the nameplates on the students’ uniforms. Afterwards, the completeness of the ritual was conveyed when Mr. Julius Gomez led the work immersion pledge, conferring the students as work immersion trainees.
Subsequently, Ms. Charis Juanico, the Subject Coordinator for Senior High School, introduced the distinguished guest speaker, Atty. Alfie L. Omega, an alumna of MCPI. Atty. Omega stated that Maryknoll College of Panabo Inc., formerly known as Maryknoll High School of Panabo, provided her with the required skills, aptitudes, and abilities that shaped her into the person she is today. She underscored practical and contextualized work experiences that can be used and applied by the students at their respective immersion sites. At its core, Atty. Omega reminded the students to stay grounded despite the challenges inherent to the industry. The key to being notable in the work field is not only intelligence but also desirable attitudes and behaviors that are requisites for becoming adept professionals.
The ceremony concluded with a photo opportunity of students together with representatives of the partner agencies.