Work experience, summer jobs await Ilocano nurses, students this summer

LAOAG CITY – Registered nurses and students in Ilocos Norte can now gain work experience and earn an income through the provincial government’s “Saguip Nars” and summer job programs.

“Saguip Nars,” launched in November 2014 under Governor Imee R. Marcos’ “Task Force Trabaho,” allows entry-level nurses to gain the job experience which they need in applying for work overseas or for higher hospital positions.

Under the program, they are deployed for six months in the provincial hospitals and given financial incentives.

According to PESO Officer in Charge Ann Marie Lizette Bitancor, past beneficiaries of the program may still apply as long as the deployment periods are not consecutive.

Interested applicants should submit their resumes to PESO before April 28.

Upcoming deployment is from June to December 2017.

Meanwhile, slots are still open for the second batch of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES). Started in 2013, the program handles three batches of beneficiaries per year.

The program accepts applicants aged 15 to 25 who will be deployed in the Capitol, municipal offices, and other government units in Ilocos Norte.

The first batch will undergo orientation on April 24 for deployment on May 2.

A total of 300 youth are needed for the second batch, to begin work in June, while the third batch is scheduled for December to coincide with students’ vacation periods. (From the report of Mizpah Grace G. Castro, PGIN-CMO)