Challenges Encountered by Selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand Students of Bestlink College of the Philippines during Work Immersion
Keywords:challenges, work immersion
Work immersion is a part of the K-12 curriculum, which is implemented specifically for senior high school students; it is a hands-on work experience that will expose students to an actual workplace setting. This experience will serve as the students’ training ground to apply the competencies they have learned in the school and enhance them through their engagement and involvement in the operations. This experience will enable the students grow as professional individuals. The researchers conducted this study to determine the challenges encountered by selected General Academic Strand students in work immersion in Bestlink College of the Philippines in terms of nature of work, responsibilities, and behavior. Quantitative-descriptive method research was used as the research design for the study. This study utilized purposive sampling to select 50 Grade 12 General Academic Strand students and 2 Work Immersion teachers. The respondents of this study strongly agreed that the nature of work, responsibilities, and behavior are the problems they encountered in work immersion. Students obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.85, while teachers obtained an overall weighted mean of 3.66. The researchers found out that these challenges would enhance the students’ ability and skills in work. The researchers recommended that students should free themselves from doubt, which includes shyness or lack of self-confidence. In work, people do what they have to do; students should not let their limits get in their way because focusing on one’s incapability will cause them to fail. Always keep your persistence high and remember that in work, everything will flow smoothly if you mastering the task at hand. The key to successful work is hard work.