In the world of work, performance demonstrated through knowledge, skills and attitude attracts many opportunities. This is a what the young professionals proved when they became a government employee after having been hired as intern under the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Glaiza N. Lozalde, a graduate of Secondary Education was one of the GIP beneficiaries who landed a permanent position as TESD Specialist II in TESDA Occidental Mindoro Provincial Training Center last November 18, 2022. On May 10, 2021, Glaiza knew about the GIP Program thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in Bansud where she submitted her application. After the assessment of her qualification, she was assigned at Simeon Suan Vocational and Technical College (SSVTC) in Bansud wherein she was able to showcase her knowledge, skills, talents and expertise in different task. Giving the advantage of having relevant experience and eligibility, she is now part of TESDA’s asset who caters the client’s needs on skills training. Glaiza was very grateful as she looking back at the opportunity given to her by DOLE.

Dane Chester D. Masongsong and Alejandro A. Fajardo Jr. were also both Secondary Education graduate who started internship at DOLE Oriental Mindoro Field Office on August 1, 2022. Even with a few months of working as Intern, they were able to learn basic knowledge, skills and work ethics on how being a public servant would be. On September 19, 2022, Dane landed on his chosen career in the teaching field. He was hired as MAPEH Instructor in Mindoro State University in Calapan. Alejandro shortly worked in the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro as Administrative Aide before he was hired as Teacher in Lubang Vocational High School in Occidental Mindoro.

GIP does not only develop their skills and abilities but help them shape their potentials and character as a good public servant who is willing to serve with humility and compassion.

The GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, and DOLE Administrative Order No. 260-15, which aims to provide young workers, particularly the poor/indigent and young workers, opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment.