The registration for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) for qualified applicants will open on Jan. 16 at the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) at City Hall.
The registration will start at 9 a.m. up to 5 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays until Feb. 28.
Interested SPES babies must bring their SPES identification cards and register personally from Jan. 9 until 13 at the PESO.
Interested students must be bona-fide Baguio residents, physically fit, 15 to 25 years old at the time of registration, currently officially enrolled or has not been able to enroll for the past semester but is intending to enroll this coming semester; have garnered an average passing grade during the last school term attended, and must belong to families whose parents’ or guardians’ joint incomes, including his own, if any, do not exceed P116,898 per year after tax deductions.
Documents needed include original copy of birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority or by the Local Civil Registrar if Baguio born; original copy of parents’ or guardians’ most recent Income Tax Return duly filed with the Bureau of Internal Revenue or certificate of tax exemption issued by the BIR including affidavit if parents or guardians are exempt from paying taxes for 2016.
High school students must present grades for school year 2015-2016, while college and vocational students must submit their most recent grades from the first semester of academic year 2017, ether original or certified true copy.
Said documents must be photocopied before submitting the same at the PESO.
This year’s program will be held in two tranches – high school students’ work period will be from April to May, while the work period for tertiary level begins in June, according to PESO manager Jose Atanacio.
New registered SPES applicants will undergo qualifying examination on March 5, at 8:00 a.m. onwards at the Doña Josefa Elementary School, Atanacio said.
About 350 qualified students will be given the chance to work and experience government and office works this year.