BORONGAN CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways – Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) held a Culminating Program for the On-the-Job trainees of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) Main Campus and Guiuan Campus on Friday, July 28, 2023 at ESDEO Function Hall.

The said activity was participated by 11 interns from ESSU Main Campus whom they started their On-the-Job Training (OJT) from June 26 to July 28, 2023 which is equivalent to 192 hours and another 10 interns from ESSU Guiuan campus who successfully completed their 240 hours of training from June 15 to July 27. 2023.

During the Culminating Program, Mylene Lanuevo, a BSCE intern from ESSU Guiuan Campus extended her gratitude to Eastern Samar DEO for accepting and showing them the extent of work that a licensed Engineers does.

“Thank you for exposing us to different areas where we can develop our skills and gain knowledge that will guide us throughout our journey as Civil Engineering Students,” Lanuevo, one of the trainees said.

Meanwhile, Marlyn Abique, an intern from ESSU Main campus said that the internship was a worthwhile experience since the agency provided them a hands-on experience honing their knowledge and skills in the field of engineering.

“I have developed many skills and have a much greater concept of what to expect after college. My internship has given me a greater understanding of what I have learned in the classroom and given the opportunity to apply it to real situations. One of the greatest benefits that I have received is the knowledge that I actually enjoy doing what I have been studying for,” said Abique.

District Engineer Alvin A. Ignacio thanked the two (2) campuses for giving Eastern Samar DEO an opportunity to perform an extension service as part of the district’s social responsibility. ESDEO provided the interns a hands-on training throughout their internship and conducted an evaluative examination a day before the end of their training.

“You were given an assessment examination to enable us to measure the effectiveness of our teaching by linking your performance to specific learning objectives. This is also a tool used to improve student’s performance, thus, becoming them more involved in the learning process and from this they will gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and to what standard,” DE Ignacio said.

DE Ignacio also gave an advice to the future engineers that never be afraid to ask and always expect the worst.

“Do not hesitate to ask questions as it is through asking that you will learn. This will also help us enhance your performance by sharing clearly defined learning goals,” added DE Ignacio.

In his message, Assistant District Engineer Domcelio M. Natividad commended the On-the-Job Trainees for their cooperation during the anniversary of the district.

“In all aspects they are really good students. They are so cooperative and whatever our activities they are involved in. They really have shown cooperation. That’s one thing I have observed from them,” said ADE Natividad.

He also said that the internship that they had in ESDEO is not the beginning nor the end of their journey in getting their goals in life.

“Make it a principle in your lives that slowly but surely you will be able to attain your goals that you want to achieve. Try to make your family as your inspiration in achieving your goals,” ADE Natividad added.

Also present during the said activity were Chief of Planning and Design Section Arturo A. Apura, Chief of Finance Section Rolando S. Rosaroso, Engr. Sheila Operario, OJT Adviser of ESSU Main Campus Emelyn Malinao and Head of Internship Program of ESSU Guiuan Anthony Jude Pagatpatan.