DOLE RO 6 intensifies its campaign to prepare future workers on work ethics, the culture of productive and decent work, and other dynamics in the workplace through the Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS).

As of June 30, 2023, DOLE RO 6 through its field offices has already conducted LEGS seminars to twenty thousand seven hundred-one (20, 701) students from thirty (31) higher education institutions across the region.

“The graduating students are our would-be workers and we are preparing them for the world of work,” said Regional Director Atty. Sixto T. Rodriguez, Jr. “Giving them sufficient knowledge with DOLE’s services on employment facilitation, workers protection and social security for employees empowers them to become productive and protected workers who are aware not only of their rights but also their responsibilities,” Atty. Rodriguez added.

The Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES) Focals from the Field Offices oriented students with various topics such as pre-employment and post-employment requirements, labor standard, employment coaching, Gender and Development and the salient features of the First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act.

Career guidance and coaching was also delivered to let the students understand the industry they wished to work for, the skills they possess, their roles and responsibilities in applying for work, and the profession they would pursue.