NIA opens Work Immersion Program for people with special needs

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 15:52

NIA Central Office - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), headed by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, opened its doors for the conduct of 10-day Work Immersion Program for 19 Grade 12 students of the Philippine School for the Deaf (Pasay City). The training started on January 21, 2019 and will end on February 01, 2019.

The students are assigned in various offices based on their individual competencies, such as in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Animation, Hotel and Restaurant Services, Accounting, and Business Management.

NIA pushes for inclusivity of people with special needs in the work sector, especially in the government. While this is the first-ever Work Immersion Program of the Agency for people with special needs, the NIA Top Management Officials hope that through the campaign, the social stigma for deaf and mute community would be soon eradicated.

“The Agency is aiming to create an awareness that everybody should be accepted and accommodated in employment to government sector. As part of my Four-Point Agenda, particularly in developing human resources and improving their capabilities, we are very inclusive when it comes to workplace. It’s about time to give our special men and women the honor and opportunity to become the best assets of our nation in the field of public service”, said Administrator Visaya.

The NIA is aiming to continue the program and open opportunities to the deaf and mute community through the provision of training programs, work immersion, and work integrated learning. The Agency hopes that this step would serve as an eye-opener for both public and private sector to embrace differences and diversity in the workforce as a driving force towards the realization of the organization’s vision, mission, goals, objectives, and philosophy.

NIA Public Affairs and Information Manager Pilipina P. Bermudez and Jenika Rae Ronsario, a special immersion student from the Philippine School for the Deaf (Pasay City), conduct the singing of the Philippine National Anthem during the Agency’s Flag Raising on January 28, 2019.

NIA Top Management Officials, headed by Administrator Ricardo R Visaya, warmly welcome the special immersion students from the Philippine School for the Deaf (Pasay City) during the Agency’s Flag Raising Ceremony on January 28, 2019

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NIA Public Affairs and Information Staff
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