As the Philippines shifted from the old high school curriculum to K to 12, the changes have confused parents and incoming high school students. Thus, everyone has to keep up with them and hope for better results. As we expect the 2018 senior high school graduates to move up, the Department of Education (DepEd) claims, with full confidence, to produce a job-ready batch. Although the K-12 mandate from DepEd earned various feedback, the first batch of Grade 12 students will graduate this coming March. Today, many hiring firms are looking for rather skilled and job-market ready graduates to help them grow their business. In particular, the K-12 in the Philippines aims to shape young pros for college and prepare them for the job-market.
Therefore, you, as a soon-to-graduate senior high school student, may ponder your next step after graduation. Is it best for you to dare the challenges of joining the workforce? Or otherwise pursuing the career you’ve always dreamed.
What Senior High School Graduates Can Expect in College
For many senior high school students who want to pursue college, career choices remain vague. A few of you may aim to further your education by going to college. Others, somehow, crave to take on the challenges and join the workforce. By chance, the senior high school curriculum already prepares you for college. As a matter of fact, the senior high school subjects you’ve taken are prerequisites that equip you with knowledge and skills to further your education. What you must do is rather assess the track you took to tailor it with the college course that best suits you.
In particular, the four tracks in the senior high school curriculum that lead you to college training, job-market skills, recreation, and the creative field have opened many prospects for you.
a. General Academic Strand (GAS)
b. Humanities and Social Sciences Strand (HUMSS)
c. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Strand (STEM)
d. Accountancy, Business, and Management Strand (ABM)
Technical-Vocational-Livelihood (TVL) Track
a. Agri-Fishery Arts Strand
b. Home Economics Strand
c. Industrial Arts Strand
d. Information and Communications Technology Strand (ICT)
Can lead you to:
a. Sports Science
b. Physical Therapy
Arts and Design Track
Can lead you to:
a. Performative Arts
b. Visual and Media Arts
Are Senior High School Graduates Academically College-Ready?
Yes, the expected batches of senior high school graduates are mentally ready to pursue their college careers. In fact, the academic track that prepares them for college injects vital knowledge, skills, and subjects to tailor their course. Hence, senior high school graduates develop an academically prepared mind and a routine, making them college-ready.
Are Senior High School Graduates Emotionally Prepared to Join the Workforce?
Senior high school promotes emotional preparedness among students to take on the challenges of the workforce. Besides, as DepEd claims, soon-to-graduate senior high school students are job-ready. With their practical work experience, values and work ethics will be visible.
CIIT’s Ladderized Education: Key to a Smooth Transition to College
In CIIT’s senior high school program, students who took either the Arts and Design or Tech Voc tracks, the ICT strand leads to college courses they can pursue. CIIT has created a smooth shift for senior high school students who likewise want to earn a degree. In the same way, its tracks equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed by most industries.
Thus, as the senior high school graduation draws closer, have you set yourself to take on the challenges of working? In addition, have you pursued a career in college? Chances are you’re still confused on what to do. However, you need not rush your choices. Focus rather on stressing your assets and assess whether you’ll dare to take on the challenges ahead of you.
Struggling over what to pursue in college? Visit CIIT’s list of programs to learn the perfect career for you.