NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, N. Samar-– The Department of Public Works and Highways – Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH – NSSDEO) through Ms. Ma. Amparo Mariam T. Dapug, Administrative Section Chief, conducted an orientation to students from various educational institutions across the 2nd District of the Province of Northern Samar who will be assigned in the agency to gear up for a hands-on experience as they undergo their Work Immersion Program with the agency.

Schools who requested partnership with DPWH-NSSDEO for Work Immersion Program includes Pambujan National High School (PNHS) with a total of 48 student-interns, San Roque – Pambujan Vocational High School (SRPVHS) with 15 student-interns, Rawis National High School (RNHS) with a total of 86 student-interns, and 3 student-interns from Vigo National High School (VNHS).

The orientation was done sequentially, wherein the first batch of student-interns from RNHS were briefed last February 26, 2024, followed by SRPVHS, PNHS, and the second batch of RNHS on February 29, 2024, and VNHS on March 1-2, 2024.

The orientation, aimed at preparing students for real-world application of their academic knowledge, provided the students invaluable insights into the operations and projects of the country’s key infrastructure agency. With a focus on familiarizing student-interns with the agency’s mission, vision, and core values, Ms. Dapug also delved on the possible roles or job that needs to be carried out during their immersion.

As the orientation concluded, both DPWH-NSSDEO and Work Immersion Coordinators expressed optimism about the upcoming work immersion period, accentuating the mutual benefits of such partnerships in fostering learning, growth, and innovation in the field of public works and infrastructure development.

The DPWH remains committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in the industry through initiatives such as internship programs, further solidifying its role as a pillar of excellence in nation-building.(KHYZEL M. SOSING, PIO STAFF/PR)