TACLOBAN CITY- The K to 12 program of the Department of Education has pave the way for them to find employment. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla told reporters in an interview said that 90 percent of the graduates, all victims supertyphoon Yolanda, are now gainfully employed in various establishments in our country and abroad. There were about 100 students coming from the Palo National High School and Merida Vocational School who were the first to finish the K to 12 program implementation in the province.

Petilla pointed out that the first batch of the K to 12 graduates were ready to find work considering that they are gain the needed skills aside from receiving a national certification II (NC II) from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). The governor disclosed that the graduates received their respective NC II from TESDA for food and beverage services, housekeeping, commercial cooking, motorcycle and engine servicing, driving, automotive servicing, computer hardware and servicing, welding and pipefitting. He added that the graduates are now employed by Andok’s Litson Corporation, Toyota Tacloban, MAC Builders Inc., Accudata, Automedic, KIA Motors, and a business firm in Saudi Arabia. He further added that only 10 out of the 100 graduates enrolled opted to continue their college education. (RESTITUTO CAYUBIT)