Senior high begins immersion program
ALMOST PROFESSIONALS: Senior high students under the Accountancy, Business, and Management or ABM strand discuss how they can better perform their tasks in chosen offices on campus.
“Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play (Immanuel Kant).”
Thus the Grade 12 students of Colegio San Agustin Makati, the first cohort of the K to 12 senior high school, pioneered the school’s immersion program last July 11.
“A capstone activity of the course is the Immersion Program where students get a real life exposure to the workplace. This will help them explore the possible courses that they might take in college,” said High School Assistant Principal Ringo S. Blanca in a letter sent to sponsoring offices or institutions.
He added that unlike the college practicum, the immersion is just an exposure activity where students shall be made familiar with aspects related to the profession and be acquainted with the basic system of the industry, good work ethics, professionalism, and positive working environment.
Required to complete an 80-hour immersion, an intern reports to his/her chosen or designated office or institution inside or outside the campus four hours a week after a 12-hour orientation on campus.
“Through the immersion program, we develop and mature professionally at an early, making us well-organized and globally competent in our future workplaces,” said Ana Patricia J. Tiongson, who now serves as an intern at the Office of the Academic Affairs on campus.
While only senior high school students taking Accountancy, Business, and Management (ABM) strand undergo the immersion program this semester, those under the Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS) and Science and Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) will have theirs next semester. (With reports from Visahal Baghia)