Posted on: Thursday June 13, 2019

200 students benefit from new summer job program in CamSur
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a new program recently implemented by the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur through the Public Employment and Service Center which adopts the principles of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment. The SYEP orientation was conducted last June 7, 2019 at Capitol Convention Center.

This year, 300 senior high and college students applied for SPES, but only 100 were given slots by DOLE. Through the initiative of Governor Migz Villafuerte, the SYEP was formed to accommodate the remaining 200 students to be able to work at the Capitol and to enjoy the same benefits of the SPES beneficiaries.

“This is a new program of Gov. Migz Villafuerte for the youth who are eager to finish their studies. He saw that many students applied for SPES, so he decided to create another program adopting SPES to further reach the needs of these students and help them in pursuing their dreams,” said Rodresha Torallo, CamSur PESO Manager.

At SYEP, each student will have to work for 8 hours a day for 20 working days at different offices in the Capitol. They will be earning a minimum of P305.00 per day, which is 100% covered by the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur. Moreover, each beneficiary will have a one-year accident and animal bite insurance under Red Cross. 

“When I applied for SPES, I didn’t get a slot. I didn’t expect to receive a text message from PESO that there is another program like SPES which is SYEP. I was really happy! This is a big help for me because I financially support my studies,” exclaimed Paulo Mamansang, an incoming second year student at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA).

“I am very grateful to Gov. Migz Villafuerte and to the Provincial Government of Camarines Sur when I knew about this new program offered for students who lack financially. I hope that this program will continue so that more students could benefit from it,” he gratefully added.

Erica Mae Llamera, an English major from CBSUA, also shared, “This is beneficial for students because it does not only help in providing financial support to students but also provide essential experiences by training them to learn how to become effective and efficient in the workplace.”  

The SYEP officially started on June 13, 2019. As a newly-implemented program, the provincial government looks forward to further its implementation in the coming years to bring better career opportunities and to foster character development among the youth.

Written By: Kyna De Castro

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