youth enterprise support program in Samar
By Philippine Information
Agency (PIA 8)
September 23, 2012
TACLOBAN CITY –
Fully convinced of the significant contribution of the Youth
Enterprise Support program to lessen the percentage of the unemployed,
Chief Labor and Employment Officer and head of the DOLE Samar Field
Office Fe A. Estrella recently, conducted two YES orientation
activities to the students and administrators of two Samar
The first orientation was
conducted at the Samar State University in Catbalogan City on
September 12 and the Northwest Samar State University in Calbayog City
on September 13.
DOLE SFO Estrella said that
her office has been trying to penetrate all the schools in the
Province of Samar. She said her office is in the right track
considering the favorable response from the school administrators of
the two schools.
Labor Communications Officer
Virgilio Doroja, Jr. informed that the two schools are currently
preparing for their accreditation as DOLE partners in the
implementation of the YES program.
Meanwhile, NWSSU President
Dr. Socorro Orbeta-Bohol and SSU Dean of the College of Industrial
Technology Dr. Alex Cardoso both agreed that the Orientation was very
timely considering that by the second semester the students will be
having their on-the-job training where they have the option to venture
into entrepreneurship undertaking related to their course of study.
DOLE through its YES program
will be of great help to start up the students’ project, the two
school administrators said.
The program, Mr. Doroja
said, which is intended for graduates and graduating college students
envisions these young would-be-members of the labor force as
productive, resourceful and self-resilient entrepreneurs.
The YES program provides
capability building and capital assistance to deserving YES buddies.
Deserving YES buddies are those whose business plan has passed the
evaluation criteria of the DOLE Regional Office.
The seed capital for the YES
business undertaking can be initially sourced from other funds
intended for the rationalized DOLE livelihood program, which also
covers young workers.
In the engagement of their
production or service workers for the business enterprise, the YES
Buddies shall, as much as possible, prioritize the underemployed and
unemployed members of DOLE-registered working youth organizations.