DMC guides students on career choice

To guide graduating high school students on what courses to take in college, Dinapigue Mining Corporation (DMC) conducted a Career Orientation Program at Dinapigue National High School (DNHS) on April 14.

The Career Orientation Program was conducted by the volunteer employees of DMC, a subsidiary of natural resources firm Nickel Asia Corporation, and participated in by Grade 12 students of DNHS.

DNHS OIC Marino Bacallan delivered the opening remarks followed by a brief introduction of DMC’s Social Development and Management Program by DMC Information, Education and Communication Coordinator Annamarie Balahadia.

In his remarks, Bacallan expressed gratitude to DMC employees for giving time and effort in guiding their students on what career to pursue after graduating high school.

“Magpasalamat tayo sa mga empleyado ng DMC na naririto para gabayan kayo sa mga pangarap ninyo sa kolehiyo. Ang pagpili ng kurso ay hindi parang pagpili ng damit na pwede mo basta palitan at any time, once pumili ka ng course, mahirap magpalit kaya pag-isipan niyong mabuti kung ano ang gusto niyong kuninm” said Bacallan.

The volunteer employees started their presentations with an overview of their respective degree programs and what career options the students can expect to have if they decide to pursue the courses discussed.

They also gave students some tips on how to succeed in their respective degree programs.

Some of the programs discussed were BA Mass Communication presented by Monitoring and Evaluation Supervisor Darien Mitchell Bas, BS Mining Engineering by Cadet Engineer Amanda Shane Bacate, BS Geology degree by Junior Geologist Kevynne Celis, BS Chemical Engineering by Lab Analyst Ralvin Dumpit, BS Nursing by Site Nurse Romer Matubang, and Dentistry by Site Dentist Melvin Dionisio.

The program concluded with an open forum wherein the students were given opportunities to ask their questions about the degree programs they would like to take.

More than inspiring the students to pursue higher education, DMC also hopes to find its next scholar among the students since its Development of Mining Technology and Geosciences (DMTG) scholar, Mary Joy Lazala, is set to graduate from her degree in BS Mining Engineering this July 2023.

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