DSWD 7 opens summer job slots

CEBU, PHILIPPINES — To earn life skills in the workplace, while earning money to help meet school needs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 7 is encouraging the youths to join the Government Internship Program which will provide a P300 allowance per day for 22 days.

DSWD 7 has 50 slots for this year’s GIP. The internship will start this April 20 and will culminate on May 20, 2015. The selected participants will be assigned in the different units and sub-offices of the regional office.

Qualifications for GIP, should be within the age of 18 to 24 years old, should be college level or high school graduate. For out-of-school youth, they should not have stopped for more than two years.

The GIP is one of the components of the Kabataan 2000 program of the government, which provides opportunity for both out-of-school and in- school youths a hands-on experience of working in various government agencies.

It is implemented during summer time when the youths are on vacation, thus, using their available time in a productive manner. It introduces the youths to public service, serves as a recruitment mechanism for potential public employees, and extends possible financial assistance for their enrollment in the next school year.

Interested applicants should submit the following: photocopy of birth certificate, most recent school registration form or certification from the school indication the recent year/semester of applicants school attendance, photocopy of income tax return of parents/head of the family/guardian or barangay certificate confirming that the family is residing in the barangay, with information on the total monthly family income (from all sources), filled-out application form to be secured in the records section.

Applicants may look for Raul Minoza or Jessie Flores for the application form. For further inquiries please contact Eppie Partosa in this number 232-1192 local 105.

Last day for the submission of the application together with the requirements mentioned above will be on April 2, 2015.

According to DSWD 7 Regional Director Mercedita Jabagat, the GIP is basically recommended to empower and equip the youth for their future careers.

“The program will serve as a venue for the aspiring youths to prepare them in the real battlefield of the labor force,” said Jabagat.

She added that GIP is not merely a program that provides financial aid or working experience in government offices, but a way of appreciating and honing their skills, potentials, talents and contribution in nation building.

“Involving the youth in more meaningful endeavors like GIP paves the way for them to develop and acquire self-confidence and professionalism,” Jabagat disclosed. (Released by Pantawid Pamilya Information Office)