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DepEd Order 30 s 2017 Guidelines for Work Immersion

DepEd Order 30 s 2017


To:  Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
All Others Concerned

  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines for Work Immersion as the basis for the implementation of work immersion in all Senior High Schools (SHSs).
  2. Work Immersion is a key feature of the SHS Curriculum. It can be conducted in different ways depending on the purposes and needs of learners. Enclosed are the documents pertinent to its implementation.
  1. These guidelines will take effect starting School Year 2017-2018 for all SHSs.
  2. These guidelines will remain in force and in effect for the duration of the program, unless sooner repealed, amended, or rescinded. All existing Orders and memoranda that are inconsistent with this Order are hereby rescinded.
  3. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.

(Source: DepEd Order 30 s 2017 GUIDELINES FOR WORK IMMERSION, click here)

See Also: New Guidelines on the Cancellation of Classes in the Event of Calamities (DO 37 s. 2022)



Download this DepEd Order 30 s 2017 GUIDELINES FOR WORK IMMERSION in PDF, click here.

One of the goals of the K to 12 Basic Education Program is to develop in learners the competencies, work ethic, and values relevant to pursuing further education and/ or joining the world of work. To achieve greater congruence between basic education and the nation’s development targets, Work Immersion, a required subject (See attached curriculum guide in Annex A), has been incorporated into the curriculum. This subject will provide learners with opportunities:

  1. to become familiar with the workplace;
  2. for employment simulation; and
  3. to apply their competencies in areas of specialization/applied subjects in authentic work environments.

To achieve the above objectives, Work Immersion is thus a requirement for graduation from secondary education. Learners are immersed in actual work environments such as workshops offices and laboratories in which their prior training is relevant. Other possible venues for work immersion are listed in Annex B. These guidelines were formulated based on the rich experiences of modeling schools, tech-voe schools, partnership focal persons, industry partners, and youth development advocates. These guidelines can provide process support to field offices of the Department of Education (DepEd) in fostering relationships and strengthening partnerships so that learners will have access to suitable work immersion venues and other related resources.

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