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Republic of the Philippines 3.

SHS students regardless of age shall not be allowed for work


DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT immersion in industries and activities considered as hazardous in
Intramuros, Manila accordance with DOLE Department order No. 149, Series of
2016(Guidelines in Assessing and Determining Hazardous Work in
LABOR ADVISORY NO. 08 the Employment of Persons Below 18 Years of Age);
Series of 2016 4. Work immersion shall in no case result in the replacement of
or diminution of benefits of the workers in the partner enterprise/
Protection for Senior High School Students on K to 12 Work company.
Immersion Program
I. Purpose and Basis- in the operationalization of the Work
Immersion Program pursuant to Department Order No. 40, Series of A. GUIDELINES FOR WORK IMMERSION
2015 of the Department of Education, this Advisory is hereby issued
for the guidance of the parties involved in K-12 Building Partnership These Guidelines for Work Immersion will use the following
Agreements and in the execution of Memorandum of Understanding, terminologies corresponding definition as spelled out below.
Memorandum of Agreements, and other documents relevant to the
program. 1. Partner Institutions are public or private institutions or
II. Concept of Work Immersion- Work immersions is that part organizations that are able to and willing to lend their expertise and
of the Senior High School(SHS) Curriculum consisting of 80 hours resources; and enter into the DepEd or Non-DepEd offices and /or
of hands-on experience or work simulation which the Grades 11 and schools. This enables DepEd to strengthen its capability to offer
12 students will undergo to expose them to the actual workplace Senior High School, requirements from both.
setting and enrich the competencies provided by the school under the 2. Mode of Agreement is a legally binding document, which
supervision of the school head and the designated personnel of the spells out the specific terms and conditions between and among
partner. The 80 hours may be scheduled for no more than 80 hours parties into partnership to implement a program, project, or any
per day. All Technical-Vocational institutions offering Senior High other similar undertaking. It can be entered into the central,
School shall also be governed by the DepEd Guidelines on the 80- regional, division, or school level. The limitations of the MOA shall
hour work immersion. All applicable safely guidelines of TESDA not be contrary to laws, public customs, and compasses.
and DOLE relevant to the basic education shall apply. 3. Partnership refers to the relationship between the partner
Work Immersion shall not be considered as employment institution and the school, or any office of DepEd(central, regional
arrangement but only to serve K-12 Program purpose of exposing or division) that needs of the K to 12 program in general, and Senior
the students to actual workplace setting and augment the High School in particular, which is formalized through a MOA.
competencies provided by the schools. 4. School partnership focal person is the authorized to seek
III. Conditions for Work Immersion of Students in Workplace partnerships between DepEd and Institutions(DepEd Order 40, S
The following conditions shall be observed for the protection of 2015).
students undergoing work immersion: 5. Work immersion refers to the subject of the Senior High
1. The work immersion shall be allowed only between 8:00 School Curriculum, which involves hands-on experience or work
o’clock in the morning and 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon. simulation in which learners can apply their competencies and
2. Work immersion for students below 15 years old and with the acquire knowledge relevant to them.
permission from their parent or guardian, shall not be longer than 6. Work immersion partner institution supervisor serves as
four (4) hours in a given day. the counterpart of the work immersion teacher and may also be the
representative of the partner institution in forgoing partnership with C. PRINCIPLES AND POLICY STATEMENTS
DepEd schools.
7. Work immersion teacher is the school personnel who is 1. Work immersion requires parental consent.
assigned to supervise the learners at the work immersion venue in 2. Partner institutions and work immersion venues shall be
coordination with the work immersion partner institution supervisor. selected only after thorough study, screening and preparation to
8. Workplace immersion venue is the place where work ensure that each venue is safe, secure, and suitable place for
immersion is conducted. learning.
3. Schools may partner with any institution or organization duly
registered/recognized by any accrediting government agency.
4. All work immersion agreements at the school level must be
covered by a memorandum of agreement for the security of all
B. WORK IMMERSION AND ITS OBJECTIVES parties involved.
5. The memorandum of agreement for work immersion must
Work Immersion is one the requirements of the Grade 12 for have provisions.
graduation. Students have to undergo work immersion in the
selected partner institutions of the Department of Education, wherein D. ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS
the students apply their competencies in areas of
specialization/applied subjects in authentic work environments and 1. The students should by the rules and regulations of regarding
to become familiar with the work place. the program, otherwise they shall be excluded further
Specifically, the students are able to: participation in the program.
1. Gain relevant and practical skills in the field of specialization 2. The student should observe discipline and conduct.
with the guidance of expert workers and supervision of partner 3. The student should observe appropriate dress code.
institution and the immersion teacher. 4. The student should engage in gambling, illicit activities,
2. Appreciate the importance and application of the principles drinking intoxicating beverages and related activities while at work
and theories and theories learned in school. or within the institution/company/office premises.
3. Enhance their technical knowledge and skills. 5. The student should observe punctuality and attendance in
4. Enrich their skills in communications and human relations reporting to his/her assigned training area.
5. Develop good work habits, attitudes, appreciation and respect 6. There will be no employee-employer relationship between the
for work. agency and the student-trainee of the school, likewise, the agency is
free to decide whether to hire or not to hire the said student-trainee
after completion on his training program.
7. The student-trainee shall be personally responsible for any and
all the liabilities for damage of property or injury to third person
which may be occasioned but their intentional or negligent acts
while in the course of the training.
8. The student-trainee shall be responsible for their board and
lodging and other personal needs such as transportation while on
training.
9. The agency reserves the right to discontinue the supervised WHEREAS, the DepEd has introduce the K to 12 basic education
training of the students-trainee on reasonable ground and upon a reform program that includes Senior High School, hereinafter
written notice of the school. referred to as :SHS”, with the major objective of ensuring that
10. The student shall be liable for any loss or injury the trainee graduates of basic education are ready for employment,
may suffer inside or within the agency’s premises due to entreneurship and higher learning;
carelessness of the trainee.

E. MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR WORK WHEREAS, the SHS curriculum can be customized at the local
IMMERSION PARTNERSHIP levels to take into consideration the needs of local industries and the
labor market.

This Memorandum of Agreement is entered into his_______ of


________, 20_______ in _____________, by and between:
WHEREAS, the DepEd believes that for the effective delivery of
The _<Name of School>, with School Identification Number SHS instruction, there is a need for school-industry partnerships that
____________ a public high school, with principal address will provide the school the necessary expertise and venue for
at_______________________ represented in this Agreement by its practical, on-the-job, enterprise-based training for SHS learners.
<Position>, <Name>, <Nationality> of legal age, and hereinafter
referred to as the School;

-and- WHEREAS, the DepEd will start full implementation of SHS in


School year 2016- 2017;
<Name of Company>, a duly registered <Corporation, Partnership,
Sole Proprietorship> operating under the laws of Philippines, with
principal address at_________________, represented in this WHEREAS, the SCHOOL is among those that will offer SHS to
Agreement by its <Position>, <Name>, of legal age, hereinafter students in the community to carry out DepEd’s objectives for SHS
referred to as the< Company>. as spelled out above.
-WITNESSETH-

WHEREAS, the Department of Education of the Philippines, herein WHEREAS, to achieve this objective, the SCHOOL needs to enter
after referred to as “DepEd”, is the primary government into a Work Immersion Partnership with the COMPANY;
instrumentality mandated to formulate, implement, and coordinate
policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and
non-formal basic education; supervise all elementary and secondary
education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both WHEREAS, the COMPANY considers going into a work
public and private; and provide for the establishment and immersion partnership with the School as parts of its mission to
maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic create a positive impact on the community especially the young
education relevant to the goals of national development. people;
WHEREAS, the COMPANY may avail of the revenue regulation 1. Gain relevant and practical industrial skills under the guidance
no. 10 s. 2003 implementing the tax incentives provision of R.A. of the industry experts and workers;
8525 otherwise known as the Adop-A-School Act of 1998; 2. Appreciate the importance and application of the principles
and theories taught in the classroom;
3. Enhances their technical knowledge and skills;
4. Prepare them to meet the needs and challenges of
WHEREAS, the SCHOOL and the COMPANY, hereinafter employment, entrepreneurship, or higher education after their
collectively referred to as “the parties”, the undertake to collaborate graduation.
for the successful implementation of SHS in<Municipality>
cognizant of the need for special protection of the child and with the
best interest of the SHS learner at heart. I. OBJECTIVES OF THE WORK IMMERSION
PARTNERSHIP

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the foregoing The Work Immersion Partnership has the following objectives:
premises, the PARTIES hereby agree as follows. 1. To supplement the formal curriculum of the SHS program
with special inputs coming from the COMPANY Experts and
Practitioners in order to make the SHS program aligned and
consistent with work standards;
2. To develop in the students of the SHS program the knowledge
F. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKIMMERSION and skills that are relevant to the needs of the job market in the area;
PROGRAM 3. To provide SHS students relevant learning experience by
With the passage of the Enhance Basic Education Act of 2013 or giving them exposure to the actual workplace setting.
Republic Act 10533, the DEPED was task to implement the K to 12 4. To form Work Immersion Partnership between SCHOOL and
Program, essentially adding two years of specialization within the the COMPANY, the students, the faculty, and staff of the schools
Basic Educational System; concerned will be allowed the use of and access to the COMPANY
workplace and equipment as part of their Work Immersion Program.
The DEPED designed the implementation of RA 10533 within the
framework of increased community involvement in the learner’s
experience;

With this premise, the DEPED, offers venues for various


II. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PARTIES
stakeholders to participate in the implementation of RA 10533 and,
the same offer, accepted by the PARTIES herein;
A. Joint Responsibilities
The Work Immersion Program is one of the course requirements for
1. Create joint working group that will prepare the action plan to
graduation. A SHS student has to undergo work immersion in a
operationalize the partnership.
business organization or establishment with work requirements
2. Form a joint steering committee to monitor the progress of the
related to the specialization. Through work immersion, the student
partnership and to make sure that the prevision of these
are exposed to and familiarize with the work-related to environment
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) are met.
related to their filled of specialization. Specifically, the students are
able to:
3. Adhere to all laws, memoranda and circulars pertaining to 9. Provide signed Consent forms from the parents as
child protection (See Annex A) applicable.(See Annex G)
4. Develop the students’ Work Immersion module specifying 10. Provide the COMPANY a Certificate of Participation in the
goals and objectives, desired outcome of the program and how these SHS Program for whatever purpose it may serve.
outcomes will be achieved, also nothing the specific knowledge, 11. Execute a deed of acceptance as a way of recognizing and
skills, attitudes and competencies that the student should acquire acknowledging the donation/s received from the COMPANY.
after completing the program. (See Annex C and Annex D). 12. Review, facilitate and endorse the application of the
5. Develop a Work Immersion daily Schedule of activities that COMPANY to avail of the tax incentives as the Adopt-A-School
will be followed by the students during the whole duration of the Act of 1998.
work immersion program.
6. Formulate local school work immersion policies and C. The Company shall:
guidelines on selection, placement, monitoring and assessment of
the students (immersion participants), in order to ensure that each 1. Assign a competent Immersion Coordinator from the
student is assigned to an immersion partner matched to his/her COMPANY to liaise with the School and supervise the students
desired track, qualifications and aptitude.(See Annex C and Annex without prejudice to the special parental authority of the school, its
D) administrators and teachers for the duration of the work immersion
B. Responsibilities of the school program so as to ensure efficient implementation of all stages of the
The SCHOOL shall: program.
1. Identify and indicate the SHS track/s, strand/s, and/or 2. Provide inputs into the curriculum through the discussions of
specialization/s which will be the subject of the partnership (See workshops that DepEd will organize.
Annex D) 3. Lend its expertise by making available its resident resource
2. Make the needed adjustment to contextualize the SHS subjects persons to provide training to the students.
based in the inputs coming from the COMPANY. 4. Allow the students to be deployed to the different
3. Designate a person who will be in charge with the sections/department/projects sites of the COMPANY based on the
COMPANY and supervising the activities of the students for the Work Immersion Daily schedule of Activities.
duration of the Work Immersion Program. 5. Agree to the require number of hours of the immersion
4. Continue to exercise its Special Parental Authority under the program set under the DepEd SHS curriculum.
Family Code over the Senior High School Student under immersion 6. Provide immersion opportunities for <numbers of Students>.
on the premises of the partner. Students for the School Year 2017-2018. (see Annex C and D).
5. Monitor each students’ progress throughout the duration of the 7. Provide students with an orientation about the COMPANY,
entire work immersion program so as to make sure that the task its line of business, and the work its employees do, and expose them
assigned to each student are meaningful, challenging, and applicable to the various stakeholders of the community which the COMPANY
to his/her particular programs and are able to maximize the quality operates for the students to get a holistic understanding of its
of the learning experience. business.
6. Provide the COMPANY and evaluation tool for the students’ 8. Similarly ensure that students undergo training related to their
immersion performance. course, and provide the students with work or activities that are
7. Issue a final grade to the student upon completion of the varied and applicable to their field of study.
requirements within a prescribed period. 9. Make workplace and facilities available to students, and shall
8. Ensure that the student will adhere to the non-disclosure similarly take all necessary action to ensure the safety of the students
policies of the COMPANY as agreed to by the school.(See Annex F) within their areas of operation at all times, which shall include, but
shall not be limitedto, the provision for Personal Protective such losses and damages were occurred during the effectivity of this
Equipment(PPE’s), if applicable. Ensure that the students will not agreement.
exposed to hazardous materials and working environment
throughout the duration of the immersion. DepEd shall not be liable for opportunity losses of the Company
10. Evaluate student’s performance in the immersion venue by during the duration and after the termination of this agreement.
accomplishing provided evaluation tool.
11. Issue a Certificate of Completion to the students trainees upon
satisfactory compliance with all requirements of the program. V. NON-DISCLOSURE PROVISION
12. Execute a deed of donation in favor of DepEd for the
completed Work Immersion Partnership.
13. Submit to the Adop-A-School Program Secretariat all It is expressly understood by DepEd and the students that all
pertinent documents in support of the amount specified/claimed for information on technology, manufacturing process standards, quality
the tax exemption application of the COMPANY. assurance methodologies, quality standards, production capabilities,
raw material purchasing, marketing, finance, and all other related
documents, manuals, operational and sole propose of student
III. EFFECTIVITY training. All of these matters are classified as confidential in nature
and proprietary to the Company and thereby by each student hereby
This agreement shall hold for the duration of the 2017-2018 undertakes to prevent transfer of such information by any of its
Academic School Year and is renewable every year. The members to any party outside of the Company.(see Annex F)
COMPANY and the SCHOOL shall submit their intention for
renewal of this agreement through formal notice within thirty days
(days before the effectivity of the termination. Bothe parties shall VI. OTHER PROVISIONS
turnover all deliverables agreed thereto in the Work Immersion
program. Termination shall be subjected to the mutual agreement
between the parties. It is expressly understood by the parties that the Company is not
obliged to pay wage or salary since there is no employer-employee
IV. LIABILITY relationship that exists. However, the company is not precluded from
providing the student with any monetary or financial assistance in
the form of transportation allowance etc.
The School, its administrator and teachers exercising authority and
supervision over the Senior High School Student undergoing In determining the existence of an employer-employee relationship,
immersion in the premises of the partner may be held accountable the following elements are considered:
for the student’s acts.
a. The power to hire
Each party shall answer for losses and damages arising from any b. The payment of wages
accident, act or omission directly attributable to its faults or c. The power to dismiss, and
negligence, which may cause death or bodily injury to any persons, d. The power to control the employee’s conduct, with the control
or loss or damage to property, by or on account of the performance test generally assuming primacy in the overall consideration.
of the respective obligations by the parties, pursuant to this
Agreement. Such responsibility shall continue to remain that of the
responsible party’s even after the termination of this agreement, if
No employer-employee relationship exist between the students and
the partner in work immersion if all the following criteria are met:

1. The Training, even though it includes actual operation of the


employer’s facilities, is similar to training provided in all
educational program.
2. The training is for the benefit of the student.
3. The student does not displace regular, and works under close
supervision.
4. The students are not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the
training period and are free to take jobs elsewhere in the same.
5. Any clinical training is performed under the supervision and
direction of people who are knowledgeable and experience in the
activity.
6. The training is general and qualifies the student to work in any
similar business. It is not designed specifically for a job with the
employer that offers the program.
7. Advertisements, posting, or solicitations for the program
clearly discuss education training, rather than employment, although
employers may indicate that qualified graduates may be considered
for employment.