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Pursuant to the guidelines of the newly implemented Senior High School Program of the K to 12 Curriculum, the Grade 12 students of Gingoog City Comprehensive National High School under the Science
Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) strand had their work immersion in different agencies of the local government units (LGU) of Gingoog City.

Submitted: June 06, 2018

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Submitted: June 06, 2018



Pursuant to the guidelines of the newly implemented Senior High School Program of the K to 12 Curriculum, the Grade 12 students of Gingoog City Comprehensive National High School under the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) strand had their work immersion in different agencies of the local government units (LGU) of Gingoog City. The work immersion consisted of 80 hours or 10 days trainings and hands-on experience or work simulation in the actual workplace setting that will enrich them with the competencies provided in the curriculum guide under the supervision of the work immersion teacher and designated work personnel of the partner establishment or agency.

Work immersion is one of the course requirements for graduation. It aims to train and orient the students about their future careers and prepare them for the real world of work. Through the work immersion, the students are geared towards: (i) gaining relevant and practical industrial skills under the guidance of industry experts and workers; (ii) appreciating the importance and application of the principles and theories taught in school; (iii) enhancing their technical knowledge and skills; (iv) enriching their skills in communications and human relations; and (v) developing good work habits, attitudes, appreciation, and respect for work.

The work immersion commenced its first day last Nov. 13, 2017 and ended last Nov. 24, 2017. Three groups were assigned under my care and supervision as the work immersion teacher; City Health office with 8 students, City Engineering Office with 17 students, and City Veterinary Office with 4 students. These groups of students plan to pursue science and engineering related courses in their college.

City Engineering Office City Health Office City Veterinary Office

  1. Chris Nove Mar1.Rauline Christine Mabilen1.Rosshille A. Prado
  2. Almar Saavedra2.Nina Shanen Iwag2. Hannah Portia Luberas
  3. Daryl Zaldariaga3. Keren Zaballero3. Jomalyn Awitan
  4. Mark Vincent Magadan4. Jessa Mae Gabriel4. Arshen Acla
  5. Regjer Salinay5. Nicole Omangpang
  6. Jason Talaroc6. Princess Yne Cruda
  7. Clarimie Mejares7. Glaize Joy Labis
  8. Sarah Andrea Gulle8. Angel Anne Botero
  9. Grand Peter Lann Manlimbana
  10. Jeram Claude Llagas
  11. Anna Rose Borromeo
  12. Geoffrey Virgil Bailo
  13. Kent Marvin Baguio
  14. Jivey Jim Beril
  15. John Slime Baraquia
  16. Erlyn Denoso
  17. Kietly Mila


On the first day of their work immersion, everybody seemed anxious but excited probably because of the new learning environment. They arrived at their respective assigned workplace or office before 8:00 o’clock in the morning. Students displayed readiness as they were in their proper uniform, ID’s and with important materials such as DTR, journal, and portfolio for documentation. Proper orientation started at around 9 am after the LGU flag raising ceremony.

On the first day, Mrs. Hazel R. Balan together with Mrs. Loreta Desalisa properly endorsed the students to the head of the office/ Administrative officer. On the second day, Mrs. Dahlia M. Maputol accompanied Mrs. Balan in checking the students in their respective work place. They had a short talk and discussion with the administrative officer of the City engineering office CEO of the possible field work of students in the succeeding days. They asked a copy of the waiver and they were also informed that the students have insurance with the Red Cross. On the third day, Mr. Jocel Bernados did the inspection while the SHS group spearheaded by Dr. Susan T. Aparejo also had the checking on the fourth day. On the 5th day, Mrs. Balan and Mrs. Liezel Caermare had visited the groups and noted that some students were exposed to field works and assisted the office personnel in various tasks. On the second week of work immersion, Mrs. Balan, Mrs. Desalisa and Mrs. Ludivina Cero took a trip to visit all the groups assigned to them. They have talked to work immersion supervisors to make follow-ups for students’ performance, behaviour and accomplishments. A positive feedback and compliments were given and they expressed profoundly that the students were learning and performing well and they look forward to have the activity in the years to come.

City Health Office

The administrative officer of the City Health office in the person of Mr. Downy Valdevilla oriented the students about the vision, mission and rules to be observed inside the City Health office. He warmly welcomed the students and accompanied them to their respective immersion supervisors.  The City health office group was further grouped into two; nursing department and laboratory department.  Mrs. Jo Ann G. Teneza was designated as the immersion supervisor for the nursing department while Mrs. Mabel in the laboratory department.

In the nursing department, Mrs. Teneza oriented the students on how to receive clients in the health consultation section. Students were taught how to fill up the forms for the clients’ Individual Treatment Records (ITR) and organize the medical records of the PhilHealth beneficiaries from different barangays in the city. Students were also taught how to issue a medical certificate for those who want to procure a driver’s license. They were allowed to observe as supervisor Mrs. Teneza performed new-born screening on a two-old baby and how to collect blood sample, and treatment of animal bites. On the following days, students were also trained to measure blood pressure, person’s weight, and manage the office phone to answer calls of queries from various callers. Mrs. Portia also taught them how to receive and interpret medical prescriptions, how to fill up the daily dispensing record book, record patients for anti-rabies vaccine and even assisted in dressing and cleaning the wounds.

In the laboratory department, students worked with the laboratory staffs Mrs. Lelet, Mrs. Elizabeth, and Mrs. Mabel as the head. Mrs. Mabel started the first meeting with an orientation on the different instruments and gadgets used inside the laboratory room. They were able to observe how to prepare blood and stool samples for examination. The subsequent days became more exciting as they were taught how to count white blood cells (WBC) including the process of preparing blood smear. They have observed how to collect blood sample for HIV, malaria and hepatitis examination. The students were also acquainted with color coding in trash segregation and the importance of wearing proper gown, masks and gloves inside the laboratory room.

Students in the City Health Office group ended their work immersions with a lot of gratitude for all the hands-on experience and trainings they have gone through. The immersion supervisors together with the staffs were very accommodating and patient in teaching them how to perform the different procedures and tasks given to them.  They have faced minor problem like on the issues they were asked “who defrosted the refrigerator” in the laboratory room, yet, this was resolved right away. They have learned new things, insights and skills that could be used in their college education. They realized that readiness and quick to instructions are very important in dealing with health-related activities. Accuracy and precision is essential especially in taking blood pressure and interpreting results. The entire experience was worth to treasure and has opened so many possibilities in the future. Two students were not able to complete the ten days because due to health reason. However, special schedules and arrangements are to be done.


City Veterinary Office

Dr. Al Gonzales, the head of office was also the work immersion supervisor did the orientation and briefing about the expected activities inside and outside the office. Dr. Gonzales instantly taught the students the basics about microscopy. He demonstrated the correct use and how to prepare samples for microscopic examinations. He used goat and cattle’s manure as samples. It was interactive, which made the learning process more interesting and fun. Then, the students were asked to prepare slide samples and mount it under the microscope. As they said, it was very exciting and productive day. In the following days, students started to feel comfortable because more personnel extended help and assisted them. The students were tasked to learn their system and input data into the computer software. They have also been exposed to various tasks like to assist in rabies vaccination, organizing and processing data in the software, and field work. On the third day, students had a half day field activity at Brgy. 23 for vaccination of dogs.  They assisted in the recording, but at the same they were asked to observe how the vaccination was done. Students did a house-to-house information drive about the different services of the city veterinary office like, anti-rabies vaccination, animal medicine and vitamins, assistance with poultry and animal stocks, and check-ups. According to them, it was quite tiring and , but the experience was indeed enjoyable and satisfying. On no account of problems was noted. Tiring moments during field work was part of the training that will prepare them in the real arena of animal service and welfare program.

The group of city vet office concluded their work immersion with a snacks fellowship with all the personnel. They were all grateful for the opportunity and all the knowledge and skills they have learned. For them, such experience is valuable for they started to feel what is like to be an animal doctor.


City Engineering Office

Mrs. Baranda, the City Engineer of CEO in Gingoog City welcomed the students to the office and started the meeting with an orientation. She explained the different divisions of CEO and their respective functions. These are the Planning, Designing and Programming division, Electrical division, Motorpool division, Construction division, Maintenance division, Administration division, and Building and Industrial Safety division.

In Planning, Designing and Programming division, where 6 of them were assigned to this division met Mr. Idulsa who discussed how architect works in the society and taught them how to read blueprints. They were able to observe the proposal in improving the Pahayahay sa Pantalan and learned how drafting is done. They were also taught the basic ways in drafting a plan and allowed them to make their own drafts using the 300 x 600 measurement or also called as isometric measurement and how to use the AutoCad software and Sketch up Pro software. The day was also filled with sharing from some engineers in the office about their experiences while studying architecture.

Moreover, students were also exposed to the use of new version of transit which is called total station and the technique on how to level the instrument. They also joined the group of engineers who performed the  survey at the Jadol St. in preparation for the government project on water drainage. Most of have defined the day quite tough, but very challenging and exciting. The students were also so engrossed with the new instrument called TRK. They were able to observe and had some hands-on exercise and practice with the use of the said instrument in Villa Veronica area.

In the electrical division, they were taught about the basic concepts of parallel and series circuits and electrical installations. The use of software and autoCad was also introduced. It was very challenging because they were tasked to design a border and cubicle on the floor for the electrical wiring design. The said activity gave them a better understanding of design parameters and helped them visualize electrical schematics and product design.

In the motorpool division, they were oriented on the different tools and instruments found in the motorpool. It was their first time to see a transmission system of a loader truck. They were very amazed to see the very details of the transmission machine. They were allowed to open heavy equipments with the assistance of the personnel. One of them said that memories are made because of such experience.

The CEO group concluded their work immersion with a treat from the personnel of the department. They were surprised with a bucket of foods and drinks that have made their stay more memorable and fun. They described their experience as very relevant, informative and enjoyable. They are thankful to the entire employees and personnel of the CEO for giving them all the exposures and trainings that made them realize how beautiful it is to be learned with the magnificent works of arts and designs  of engineers and architects.



Lifelong learning comes from greater experience. This statement would best  describe the journey of students in their work immersion. As their immersion teacher, I would say that their learnings and involvement exceed their expectations. I have seen the enthusiasm and hunger for knowledge in their daily encounter of the different tasks and activities. Every day is a new day for them. A lot of unexpected drills and exercises happened. It seemed that they have moved from the four walls of the classroom and able to see the real world that give them many opportunities in the future.

The work immersion has paved the way for them to embark and make the best plans in their future career. They have realized the importance of self discipline and passion to make work and daily performance more productive and meaningful. Indeed, work immersion  had helped them prepare and make future decisions on their postsecondary education. However, it is suggested that preconference with the immersion supervisors shall be made prior to immersion to make plans of activities to facilitate a more comprehensive learning outcomes.
























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