Overview

PHILOSOPHY
    Guidance is a learning process wherein the individual is helped through a series of services to facilitate understanding of oneself, attain self-mastery and direction. It recognizes and respects the worth and dignity of self and his/her relationship with others; thus, becoming the whole person the student desires to be. Guidance is more of prevention rather than cure.

VISION
     Our vision is to support the academic and other department to attain the vision and mission of Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University. We provide holistic formation to the students by assisting them in their personal, social, educational and occupational planning that will promote the psychological well-being of students and make them productive members of the community and to the country in general.

MISSION

  • We assist the students to have a better understanding and appreciation of their well-being.
  • We provide positive guidance to the students in making sound decisions.
  • We develop among students appropriate interpersonal relationships.
  • We assist pupils and students to appreciate self, family and community.
  • We assist students to identify and develop skills needed in preparation for their chosen career.
  • We provide possible job opportunities for the students by establishing linkages with other institutions, business firms and government offices.

GENERAL OBJECTIVES
     The focus of guidance is the individual, not the problems; its purpose is to promote the growth of the individual in terms of self-direction.
Encourage personal involvement towards immediate community and develop the willingness, to render services to his neighbors when needed, the desire to celebrate life together with them, and the eagerness to do something for the common good of the community.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. To assist the individual to discover his unique self and his needs.
  2. To assess his potentialities and evaluate his weakness by gradually helping him to accept himself; lead the students develop lifelong values and goals that are individually satisfying and socially desirable.
  3. To formulate plans of action in the services of these goals, and to proceed toward their realization.

Guidance Principle

    The guidance program is an integral part of the education

  1. Guidance is a fundamental and the integral part of the educational system. It provides for the holistic development of the students.
  2. Education and guidance support and complement each other to maximize students’ growth and development.
  3. Administrative and faculty understanding and support of the guidance program are crucial to its success.
  4. Guidance personnel perform specific tasks distinct and separate from teaching and disciplining.

    It is responsive to the students’ needs.

  1. The guidance program addresses the developmental and adjustment needs of the students.
  2. The program considers the unique culture and climate of the specific population and environment it serves.
  3. Program offerings are based on regular, systematic assessment of the students’ needs and environment.
  4. Guidance is a continuous process throughout the person’s stay in school.
  5. Guidance activities are specifically planned and developed to ensure program effectiveness.
  6. The guidance team consists of the school counselor, psychologist, social workers, teachers, administrators and other educational professionals and staff who work together for the welfare of the students.
  7. The guidance program recognizes the need to provide objective evidence of the accomplishments and the rationale for its continued existence.

    It recognizes the students as an individual and is premised on the following:

  1. Every individual has needs that must be attend to
  2. Guidance should be extended to all
  3. Every individual is unique and possesses worth and dignity
  4. Human beings can develop their own insights
  5. All individuals have the right and capability to make decisions and plans

    The program is in the hands of qualified personnel.

  1. The guidance counselor is a role model of positive human relations.
  2. Professionally trained guidance personnel are indispensable for ensuring competence, leadership and direction.

Guidance Services

    Help students recognize, accept and develop their potential, adjust to the school, and develop the skills needed to cope with the problems they meet.

ROOM - to - ROOM ORIENTATION
     Designed to help you know your school better and become aware of the guidance services.

INDIVIDUAL INVENTORY
    Provides a synthesis of information about individuals which can be used to gain understanding of themselves as a person – their potential strengths and weaknesses, abilities, interests and needs.

  • Student information sheet
  • Individual Counseling summary
  • Cumulative record
  • Test record
  • Interest inventory
  • Personality inventory
  • Non test/self-evaluation report

COUNSELING SERVICE
     The heart of the guidance program is counseling service. It is a form of intervention that leads to a more effective behavior. This is done where there is a pressing need to talk to the student.

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Career counseling

TESTING SERVICES
    Are you interested in knowing your mental ability, personality, aptitude, interests, etc.? we administer and interpret psychological tests. Placement service and career development

PLACEMENT SERVICE AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
     This service has to do with helping the students especially the graduating students find a place that will contribute to their physical, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being so that they can be happy and capable to become contributing members of the society. It also provides students with options that enable them to act on their choices and help them adjust to their chosen environment (Villar, 2007).

  • Educational placement
  • Vocational placement

INFORMATION SERVICE
    This service is an organized sharing through individual and group activities. It provides students with personal-social, educational-academic, and vocational-occupational information.
The Guidance Center sponsors lectures, film showing, seminars and other activities on campus, all aimed at your total development.

  • Educational information
  • Vocational-occupational information
  • Personal-social information

CONSULTATION SERVICE
     This service is one of the major roles of the guidance counselor/staff being the specialist on how to respond to needs and behavior.
To have a mutual sharing and analysis of information with the administration/management, faculty members, parents and other specialists to facilitate sound decision-making and come up with programs and strategies to aid the students’ needs.

REFERRAL SERVICE
    If your problem is not within our level of competence, we refer you to other specialists and / or institutions to obtain services that might be more efficient in helping the student.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
     This service is also conducted in the guidance center. The data obtained in this service are being used for innovations in the programs and in designing interventions.
The Center conducts research studies relevant to the needs of the students and our programs our evaluated to assess their effectiveness with the end in view of improving the guidance services.

FOLLOW-UP SERVICES
     This service is intended to secure information about former students and provide continuing services for students after they leave school. This is a technique for evaluating the appropriateness and adequacy of the instructional program.
The guidance center helps find out the condition of the student who received assistance and also seeks to determine the sufficiency of the programs and services extended in meeting the needs of the students.

  • Career seminar
  • Seminar-workshop
  • Symposium

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

  • SCHOLARSHIPS, STUDY GRANTS AND AIDS

     Students applying for SCHOLARSHIP must have a grade point average of 85% and above in fourth year high school. The student must belong to a low-income family, must obtain an average of 83% or better, with no failing grade in any subject at the end of every semester. The SCHOLARSHIP shall cover tuition and miscellaneous fees approved by the University.
STUDY GRANTS require that the students must not have two failing grades in any subject regardless of the obtained general average at the end of every semester. It covers tuition only.

  • The University is giving FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE by hiring student laborers.

GOVERNMENT AIDS
   Exemption from payment of tuition and matriculation fees is granted to Sangguniang Kabataan, Barangay Chairman/Members and whose parents are Sangguniang Barangay Officials.

  • Peer counseling
  • Academic Probation Follow-up
  • Learning Assistance Program

Staff

MARIA LOU DAVID-DIMATULAC, RGC
Guidance Coordinator III

MARIA FAUSTINA A. ZAPANTA, RGC
Guidance Counselor I

MS. AGNES M. CASTRO
Scholarship Coordinator

RACHELLE T. PAMINTUAN, MBA
Testing Coordinator

PAMELA B. LICUP, MAED
Guidance Staff

IVAN G. LIWANAG
Guidance Staff

LEONEL T. MANALO
Administrative Aide 1

MARK IAN M. MALLARI
Administrative Aide 1

SALLY C. SERRANO
Administrative Aide 1