The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) in cooperation with the University Guidance Center had a pre-employment orientation that targeted the grantees of the Expanded Students Grants-In-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA) on April 4, 2017 at the Main Hall of the Center for Teaching Excellence. In attendance were OSA Dean Dr. Nancy S. Surmieda, University Guidance Counselor Mrs. Geraldine Joy B. Espinosa, and ESGP-PA Coordinator Ms. Lariza Aklemia Z. Albacete.
Inspired by the theme Empowering ESGP-PA Student Grantees: Preparing for a World of Work, Dr. Nancy Surmieda expressed her joy upon seeing the attendees that morning. Addressing the young crowd, she said, “I am pleased to see you here because it means that you are eager to be employed and be a part of the Filipino work force. You should know that the present job market is very competitive that is why West Visayas State University and the OSA are here to guide you by teaching you the right attitude and the necessary skills for you to land your first job.”