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A Convergence Program for OFW LET Passers – Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir

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A Convergence Program for OFW LET Passers – Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir

Assist WELL stands for Welfare, Employment, Livelihood and Legal Assistance.

Originally conceptualized for repatriated OFWs from crisis/emergency situations pursuant to relevant alert level systems, the program was expanded to gain back the Filipino workers overseas and reverse out migration by enhancing their skills and providing them with the option to stay in the Philippines to work for better-paying jobs or to set up a lucrative business at home. Such is the case of household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong who passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) under Assist WELL “Sa Pinas, Ikaw and Ma’am/Sir” project. The project is open to domestic workers and other OFWs in many parts of the globe i.e., Qatar, Riyadh, Al Khobar, Abu Dhabi, Israel, Thailand.

In general, the Assist WELL program aims to ensure the successful reintegration of OFWs into their family, community, and local economic mainstream.

Specific to “Sa Pinas, Ikaw and Ma’am/Sir” project, it aims to re-train HSWs on the skills set needed for the Teacher 1 Position in DepEd, get hired in their hometown and get out of plain domestic work.

Apart from teaching positions in DepED, these returning OFWs may opt to work in non-teaching and other occupations in both government and private sectors that are available in the Philippine labor market.

WHAT IS SPIMS (Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir) PROJECT FOR OFW LET PASSERS?

It is an OFW reintegration convergence project of DOLE, DepEd, and other government agencies such as PRC, CHED, TESDA, PNU among others, which provides opportunities for OFW LET passers to return, find employment and practice their profession as teachers.

The program aims to gain back the Filipino workers overseas, particularly the OFW LET Passers and reverse out migration by enhancing their skills and providing them with the option to stay in the Philippines to work as teachers.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT?

  • Offer options for local employment as Teacher I.
  • Re-train OFWs thru the conduct of Online Refresher Course on the skills needed for the Teacher I positions.

WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO APPLY?

  • OFW LET Passers
    – with teaching experience within the last five (5) years
    – with teaching experience beyond five (5) years*
    – Without teaching experience*
    *(need to undergo refresher course)
  • OFW who have arrived home for not more than three (3) years baed on the current year.

HOW AND WHERE CAN WE APPLY?

  • Accomplish the Application Form online at http://bit.ly/ofwletpassersteacherph
  • Visit the nearest DOLE Regional Office, if applicant is already in the Philippines, or the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), if still abroad.
  • Contact the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), ground floor, Blas F. Ople Development Center, cor. Solana and Victoria St. Intramuros, Manila at [email protected] or [email protected] with tel. nos. (02) 527-6184, 526-2663, and 526-2453.
  • You may also visit and add NCRO Facebook Account Account.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE?

  • It aims to update and ehance the pedagogic skills and knowledge of inactive teachers and those licensed professional teachers employed in non-teaching positions abroad. It is a flexible and self-paced program designed for maximum re-learning of various foundational competencies in particular specializations. It helps education degree graduate to be updated with the demands of the present day educational practice.
  • It is intended for OFW LET Passers with:

1. Teaching experience beyond five (5) years; and

2. No teaching experience

  • The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) thru the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has tapped the expertise of the Philippine Normal University (PNU) to provide the online refresher course to qualified OFWs who are interested to return home for good to become public school teachers / Teacher I.
  • DOLE-NCRO will endorse to PNU the list of identified OFW LET Passers for the conduct of refresher course.
  • PNU will contact the OFWs thru email. OFWs shall be given an Enrolment Key to access the online platform.
  • For 2015, the Online Refresher Course is offered free-of-charge. However, a minimum amount of Php 1,500.00 should be paid to PNU by the enrollee as Certification/Assessment Fee.

PROGRAM FLOW CHART FOR OFW LET PASSERS

  1. OFW Online Application at http://bit.ly/ofwletpassersteacherph or GO TO POLOs/ROs
  2. NRCO Evaluation
  3. NRCO Recommendation to the Secretary of Labor
  4. Secretary of Labor Endorsement to DepEd
  5. DepEd Screening
  6. DepEd Informs Concerned School Superintendents About Qualified Applicants
  7. Qualified Applicants Submit Documentary Requirements
  8. DepEd Preparation of Plantilla Position
  9. Appointment as Teacher I

OFW LET Passers Program Flow Chart

NOTE: Final Evaluation of Applicants will be done by DepEd based on its current Hiring Guidelines.

Read: DepEd Hiring Guidelines

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPIMS (Sa Pinas, Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir) PROJECT FOR OFW LET PASSERS?, PLEASE CONTACT:

  • NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)
    DOLE-NCR Building, 967 Maligaya St., Malate, Manila
    Tel No: 310-4011, 400-6011, 310-7575, 303-5921
    NRCO Coordinatpr: MR. MARCO ANTHOLIN T. SANTOS
  • CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)
    Cabinet Hill, Baguio City
    Tel No: (074) 442-2447; 424-0824 | Fax No: (074) 443-5339
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. ESMERALDA A. POCDIHON
  • RO 1- I LOCOS
    ARNEL Bldg., Mabini St., Catbangen,
    San Fernando City, La Union
    Tel No: (072) 700-2520, 700-3879, 700-4371
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. ETHEL B. SALIENDRA
  • RO 2- CAGAYAN VALLEY
    Turingan Building, Campos St. Caritan Centro,
    Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
    Tel Nos.: (078) 844-0133, 844-1364, 844-1383, 844-5516 Fax: (078) 844-1553
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. SHEILANEE A. MAMURIC
  • RO 3- CENTRAL LUZON
    Diosdado Macapagal Regional Government Center Barangay Maimpis, San Fernando, Pampanga
    Tel No: (045) 455-1613 | Fax: (045) 455-1613
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. FREYA E. PALAD
  • RO 4-A- CALABARZON
    3rd and 4th Floors, Anderson Building II Brgy. Parian, Calamba, Laguna
    Tel No: (049) 545-7357, 545-7360 | Fax: (049) 545-7360
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. MELANIE JEAN S. MONTAS
  • RO 4-B- MIMAROPA
    3rd Floor CONFIL Bldg., Roxas Drive cor. Sampaguita St., Lumangbayan Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
    Tel Nos.: (043) 288-2080/ 288-2078
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. ANDREA JOY A. LEUTERIO
  • RO 5- BICOL
    Dona Aurora St., Old Albay, Legaspi City 4500
    Tel No. (052) 820-4806, 480-0984 | Fax: (052) 480-0984
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. KRISTINA B. OLIVEROS
  • RO 6- WESTERN VISAYAS
    Swan-Rose Building, Commission Civil St.
    Jaro, Iloilo City 5000
    Tel. No.: (033) 320-8026, 330-0910 | Fax: (033) 509-0400
    NRCO Coordinator: MR. BERNARD I. SIBAY
  • RO 7- CENTRAL VISAYAS
    3rd and 4th Fir. DOLE-R07 Building Gen.
    Maxilom Ave. corner Gorordo Ave. Cebu City
    Tel. No.: (032) 266-9722, 266-2792 | Fax: (032) 416-6167
    NRCO Coordinator: MR. DEXTER PARO
  • RO 8- EASTERN VISAYAS
    Trece Martirez St., Tacloban City
    Tel. No.: (053) 325-6293 | Fax: (053) 325-5236
    Designate NRCO Coordinator: MS. NIACHUA
  • RO 9- ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA
    Right Wing, 3rd Floor QNS Building,
    Veterans Avenue, Tumaga, Zamboanga City
    Tel. No.: (062) 991-2673, 995-01511 Fax:(062) 955-0214
    NRCO Coordinator: MR. SHERWIN R. MENDIZABEL
  • RO 10- NORTHERN MINDANAO
    Monte Carlo Building, RER Phase 1 Kauswagan National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City
    Tel. No: (088) 857-2218 | Fax: (088) 857-1930
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. MARY GIL A. DAMASING
  • RO 11- DAVAO
    4th Floor, Davao Ching Printers Building Dacudao Ave. cor. Lakandula St., Agdao, Davao City
    Tel. No.: (082) 221-5702, 226-2481 | Fax: (082) 226-2671
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. REA B. SA-AN
  • RO 12- CENTRAL MINDANAO
    102 Acepal Building, Mabini Extension, Koronadal City
    Tel. No.: (083) 228-4920 | Fax: (083) 228-2190, 520-0125
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. JEANETTE F. ENOLPE
  • CARAGA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
    NIMFA TUI Building., J.P. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
    Tel. No.: (085) 225-3229,815-0468 | Fax: (085) 225-3229
    NRCO Coordinator: MS. NANCY P. JACINTO

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5 Comments
  1. Marycris Lumantas says

    Hi good day! I just want to ask the requirements of this program. I am an OFW here in Dubai and my contract will be finished this December 2017.

  2. Angela Gutierrez says

    Magtanong lang po ako. Bakit po hindi ako makapagregister sa online po para sa ofw let passer. Pano po ba ang dapat gawin para makapagapply. Thanks

  3. AJ says

    Hi…
    OFW LET passers lang ba pwede?…. How about OFW PBET passer po?
    Do I still have the chance to be one of that Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am/Sir?
    Tagal ko na ngtanong pero wala pa ng respond. Hope i can get it here.
    Thank you…

  4. Donna Fe says

    Hello po update ko lang po sana ang aking application as SPIMS dito po sa Agoo,La Union hanggang ngaun wala pa po kasi akong balita.salamat po sa response.Godbless

  5. Hazel says

    Hindi po pala qualified ung ofw na umuwi taz mag aral ulit by Education…sayang nman..