The Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, spearheaded by the Guidance Center, celebrated its Guidance Week on February 17-21, 2020.

The occasion began with a seminar on Values Formation for freshmen students on the first day with CSPC’s former president, Dr. Dulce F. Atian, as the lecturer.

It was followed by a colloquium on Mental Health Awareness for the second and third-year students the next day with Ms. Michelle DL. Moll, RPm, as the resource speaker.

During the last three days of the Guidance Week, an International Training and Workshop was conducted with the theme “Theoretical Frameworks and Implementation Strategies” that appertain to both the employees’ and students’ career development. It was graced by an Australian speaker, Mr. Allan Gatenby, CMF, JP, MED, GRAD. DIP, BA, DIP TEACH. Mr. Gatenby is a global leader: the Director of ACPi Training, Sustainability Consultants, One Group Leadership; Chair of Institute of Career Certification International; Association of Career Professionals International (ACPi Au), Well-Being Australia; Lead Coach/Trainer of Quattro Training (UAE), Australian Institute of Business & Technology (ANIBT), Professional Teachers’ Council (NSW); Immediate Past President of Career Development Association of Australia, (NSW, CDAA) and member of the National Governance Committee, CDAA.

The first two days of the seminar for teachers, titled “Releasing the Heroes Within,” was primarily about how educators can be further equipped in facing the Industrial Revolution 4.0. In his talk, Gatenby emphasized the implications of IR 4.0 on student needs, curriculum design and effective teaching methodologies. He also accentuated the importance of active citizenship, knowledge, and power.

The week-long celebration ended with the International Training and Workshop for students titled “Living the Heroes’ Life.” It was mainly about the students’ betterment and self-discovery. In line with this, Mr. Gatenby shared his expertise on how students can prepare and equip themselves with the core strategies they could use in their respective career paths.