by Ian Kay Faa, Romblon News | Sunday, 08 November 2015
Social enterprise Edukasyon.ph has introduced an online career platform where high school students can get career advice for dream jobs and the education that they need to get there.
The site offers a diverse set of career options with FREE access to a database of 5,300 colleges and universities, 300 Senior High-ready schools, 50,000 courses, and 2,800 scholarships offered in the Philippines and abroad.
“We understand how frustrating it can be for our high school students to figure out what kind of jobs they want to be doing when they grow up. Edukasyon.ph can help young students map out the education they need depending on the careers they can imagine themselves to be doing,” said Linartes Viloria, Chief Executive Officer, Edukasyon.ph.
Students can simply find schools and scholarships just by registering at www.edukasyon.ph. As soon as they register they can click on career options, get updates on higher academic opportunities that correspond to their interests, preferred locality, and tuition fee budget.
To bring the website closer to the students, Edukasyon.ph has been conducting career clinics at high schools all over the Philippines. It has visited 27 public high schools in the National Capital Region including the cities of Marikina, Manila, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela.
“Students all over the Philippines should have access to this information that can change the way they're planning their education and eventually their lives. We want them to know the opportunities out there, so they can make better choices,” said Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder, Edukasyon.ph.
On October 2015, Edukasyon.ph concluded its first wave of regional Career Clinic Caravan in Baguio City. This activity was organized through the assistance of volunteers from National Youth Commission Northern Luzon, UP Subol Society, and UP Baguio Rotaract Club.
In the next few months, Edukasyon.ph is scheduled to be visiting high schools in key areas in Cebu, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Davao, and in other key cities in Regions 3, 4, 6.
“We are happy to be working with government, the private sector and volunteer organizations in bringing education information closer to our students. The responsibility of educating students on careers do not lie solely on our schools. It is a responsibility that we all share and we should work together on,” said Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder, Edukasyon.ph.
Under its volunteer program, Edukasyon.ph accepts volunteers from organizations nationwide who are willing to help in its regional career clinics all over the Philippines.