Makati offers job opportunities for teachers

Published August 8, 2020, 8:46 PM

by Jel Santos

Makati City is looking for teachers, teacher assistants or aides, and tutors for the Makati Mobile Learning Hub Project.

This was announced by Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay  on Saturday (August 8), saying the project is an innovative educational platform aimed to ensure that the youth of Makati will continue learning in spite of the risks and restrictions imposed by the pandemic.

The city government, according to her, will deploy mobile learning hubs throughout the city when classes open to help students and their parents cope with the new “blended learning” mode under the new normal.

“Through this initiative, we will be able to augment the learning resources of our students and, at the same time, provide job opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants who have been displaced by the closure or downsizing of some private schools,” she said.

Each hub will be equipped with laptops and internet connection, and an array of books and supplementary materials that parents can borrow, Binay said.

The local government said professional teachers, teacher assistants or youth volunteers will also be on hand to provide tutorials to those who need it.

“This project seeks to address inadequacies that may hamper the successful implementation of the blended learning approach. It is primarily intended for students who lack gadgets and other learning tools, and parents who have difficulties guiding and teaching their children using the self-directed learning modules,” the mayor said.

Binay said the hubs will serve as venue for learning and reading activities, book donation drives, and other activities that would promote reading in communities and instill love for reading among Makati residents.

The mayor calls on professional educators, tutors and parateachers to join the program. 

Applicants must be a graduate of B.S. Education or any related courses in Mathematics, Science, Filipino, and English; and have a valid PRC or Professional License for Teachers (for board passers). Applicants should be willing to be assigned to barangay communities.

Interested individuals may register by clicking this link:

Applicants must submit a written application along with the following requirements: CSC Form 212/PDS Revised 2017 with the latest 2″ x 2″ ID picture and Work Experience Sheet Attachment, a certified photocopy of PRC Certificate of Registration/License (for Board passer), a certified photocopy of ratings obtained in the Licensure Examination for Teachers, and certified copies of Transcript of Records, copies of service record, performance rating and school clearance from previous/private school employment, a certificate of specialized training, if any, a certified copy of the Voter’s ID, and an omnibus certification of authenticity and veracity of all documents submitted, signed by the applicants.

Recruitment for the Mobile Learning Hub Project started on July 27, and will end on August 15.

On July 27, Binay led the turnover of new laptops to newly-hired public school teachers who were among the first batch of recipients of at least 2,500 brand new laptops from the city government. The mayor pledged full distribution of laptops to teachers from elementary to senior high school by October, in time for World Teacher’s Day. They will also be given free internet load daily.

The city government will also give around 80,000 students a learner’s package that includes printed and online modules, a daily five-hour internet load, On-The-Go (OTG) flash drive with learning modules, and two washable face masks.