In an effort to support the graduating class of Lyceans, the Career Development, Alumni and Placement (CDAP) collaborated with the Department of Labor and Employment to organize the Power Dressing & Job Fair 2023. Held last June 16, with the theme “The Future of Work: Thriving in Employment in the Post-Pandemic,” the event took place at the Arsenio “Dodjie” Laurel Sports Arena, LPU-Batangas Gymnasium, Main Campus, Capitol Site, Batangas City.
Over 28 local and international companies participated in the Job Fair, offering opportunities for graduating Lyceans in various fields such as allied medicine, tourism, business, accountancy, human resource, and information technology. Additionally, selected representatives from each department competed in the Power Dressing Competition, flaunting their smart casual and corporate attire.
The Special Award for Best Smart Casual Attire was given to Mr. Ken Nathaniel Rosales and Ms. Joenalai S. Quinto, both from the College of Nursing and the winners for the Best in Corporate Attire were Mr. Jhun Alfred Valenton of LIMA Department and Ms. Joenalai S. Quinto of College of Nursing.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hans Herbert Hernandez of CBA Department and Ms. Luvlee Buceta of CEAS Department were hailed third runner-up, Mr. Ken Nathaniel Rosales of Nursing Department and Ms. Patricia Lauraine Torres of CITHM were hailed the second runner-up and Mr. Jhun Alfred Valenton of LIMA Department and Ms. Joenalai S. Quinto of Nursing Department were hailed as the winners of Power Dressing 2023.
Special awards such as Best in Smart Casual Attire and Best in Corporate Attire were also given. The event successfully concluded with the assistance and support of Mr. Erich V. Orolfo (Director, OCA) and Mr. Julius Gupo (Power Dressing Contest Chair).
To officially start the Job Fair, a ceremonial ribbon cutting was held as led by LPU-B Officials, Mr. Frederick C. Badillo (Senior Vice President/VP for Finance), Dr. Cecilia C. Pring (Vice President for Academics and Research), Dr. Conrado I. Dotong (Assistant Vice President for Academics and Research), Dr. Joseph Cezar L. Deligero (HRMD Director), Dr. Murphy I. Torralba (Internship Supervisor), and Dr. Alex D. Ylagan (CDAP Director), and representatives from the participating companies.
The Job Fair 2023 was participated by:
- First Place Inc., Placement International
- Ediphi, EPSON Precision (Philippines) Inc.
- PMFTC Inc.
- Canon Business Machines Philippines Inc.
- Asian Hospital And Medical Center
- Empire East Land Holding Inc.
- Batangas Healthcare Specialist Medical Center
- Jollibee Worldwide Services Pte. Ltd.
- Arc System Solution Co.
- Denso Techno Philippines, Inc.
- First Multi-tech Industrial and Development Corporation (FMIDC)
- Mary Mediatrix Medical Center
- Starlite Ferries Inc.
- CDO Foodshpere Inc.
- AIA Philippines
- SM Store
- TRP Inc.
- Keppel Philippines Marine
- Aboitiz Power Renewables Inc.
- N.L Villa Memorial Medical Center
- SM Supermalls
- IQEQ Philippines
- Soro Soro Ibaba Development Cooperative (SIDC)
- Batangas Medical Center (BATMC)
- Bangko Kabayan
- PhilHealth Regional IV-B
Overall, the Power Dressing & Job Fair 2023 was a valuable resource for the graduating class of Lyceans. It not only helped them find employment but also equipped them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the post-pandemic job market.