May 8, 2008 DO 35, s. 2008 – Mandated Thrusts and Activities for the Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines
To: Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents’
Heads, Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools
- The Department of Education (DepED), thru the Center for Students and Co- Curricular Affairs (CSCA), announces the Mandated Thrusts and Synchronized Schedule of Activities for the Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP).
- The thrusts of the STEP shall put significant emphasis on the following:
- organizing the school-based STEP organizations in both public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide, including the Division, Regional and National Boards for students and advisers, pursuant to its Constitution and By-laws;
- implementing co-curricular skills development programs and other related activities for the Student Technologists and Entrepreneurs of the Philippines (STEP), Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP), Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), and Technical-Vocational Education (TVE);
- upgrading skills of pupils/students in the various components of the EPP/TLE/TVE, including teachers’ capability in handling life- skills development training of pupils/students;
- implementing the awards program of the STEP;
- subject to existing DepED guidelines on voluntary contributions, a collection of PhP25.00 per pupil for the elementary level and PhP40.00 per student for the secondary level may be made as STEP membership fees to fund skills training, purchase of shop tools and equipment, and attendance to all programs and projects related to STEP;
- conducting elementary and secondary skills development and competitions in school, district (elementary), division, regional and national levels to be participated in by both public and private schools;
- intensifying membership campaigns in both public and private elementary and secondary schools; and
- establishment linkages with other government agencies, private organizations and the community.
- The STEP aims to secure for pupils and students a hopeful and a significant place in the world of work by enhancing technical-vocational and entrepreneurial skills while developing leadership potentials and building desirable work values and character.
- All Regional Directors, Schools Division/City Superintendents, Public Schools District Supervisors, School Heads and Teachers of Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP), Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE), and Technical-Vocational Education (TVE) are tasked to support the activities and intensify the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EPP/TLE/TVE programs which are integrated in STEP activities. EPP, TLE and TVE Regional and Division Education Supervisors are in-charge of coordinating and monitoring the STEP Program in their respective areas.
- At the national level, the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs (CSCA), through its Executive Director and the concurrent STEP National Adviser, is in-charge of the management, supervision and coordination of all activities of the STEP.
- Enclosure Nos. 1, 2 and 3 are the Synchronized Schedule of Activities, Guidelines on the Collection, Sharing and Disbursement of Funds, and the List of STEP Regional Coordinators, respectively.
- For more information, please get in touch with Mr. Joey G. Pelaez, CSCA Executive Director/STEP National Adviser at the Ground Floor, Mabini Bldg., DepED Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City or thru telefax nos. (02) 631-8495 or (02) 636- 3603, or website: www.deped-csca.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Immediate dissemination of and compliance with this Order is directed.
DepED Memorandum: No. 248, s. 2007
Allotment: 1- -(D.o. 50-97)
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