Guidance and Testing Department
Guidance and counseling, as an integral part of the educational process, provides assistance to individuals in making intelligent choices and adjustments in their lives. Its fundamental purpose is to develop in each individual, up to the limits of his/her capacity, the ability to solve his/her own concerns, and to make his/her own adjustments.
The Guidance and Testing Department (GTD) is envisioned to be a center that provides opportunities essential to transcend each student’s potentials, thereby molding him/her into a total person, capable of excelling in his/her field of endeavor and efficiently carrying out the tasks of a productive individual.
We envision the Guidance and Testing Department as a unit that inspires students to achieve their hopes and dreams by transcending their human potentials through self-discovery and involvement in collaborative, innovative and result-oriented programs and activities.
We aim to promote students wellness and development by providing them with programs, services and activities that enhance their educational experiences, thereby preparing them to become productive citizens of the country and the world.
The Guidance and Testing Department in line with the school’s vision and mission, aims to help students in their development to be a productive and well adjusted members of the society. Specifically it aims to promote the following;
- To assist the students in cultivating and developing the values of nurturance and excellence.
- To imbibe in the students the MTC brand of having the competitive advantage over other professionals here and abroad; yet imbued with the virtues of humility and love for country.
- To guide the students in cultivating and developing those virtues, values and attitudes that will contribute to their physical, social, aesthetic, emotional, intellectual and moral development.
promote among the students an understanding of themselves and an awareness of
their place in society and the disposition to act accordingly.
- To enhance student understanding of himself in terms of his potentials, talents, interests, needs and characteristics as well as his deficiencies and weaknesses and utilizing this self-understanding in making wise decisions for self-actualization.
- To assist the students in developing the ability to contribute to the social, and academic development of the nation by acquiring well-balanced personality traits.
- To be a helping arm of the school in providing a values-driven progressive education that will help develop the clientele personally and as committed members of society.
PROGRAMS and SERVICES
Guidance services include providing students with cumulative evidence about their abilities, interests, growth, development and limitations. Guidance services also provide a comprehensive data about school, career, and personality development as well as other areas in which students are given information not usually provided by the instructional program.
and Testing Department of Manila Tytana Colleges envisions to serve in the following
INDIVIDUAL INVENTORY SERVICE
This is designed to gather all reliable data, information and records, and to assemble and compile these materials for their functional use. The two major objectives of this service are as follows:
To acquaint students with their own characteristics which will help them in discovering all necessary information about themselves, thereby promoting intelligent planning and adjustments aligned to their interests and capacities.
To provide counselors and faculty with bases for helping the students to make wise choices, plans, decisions to help them get the maximum from the instructional program.
The Individual Inventory Service includes varied techniques of gathering data pertinent to each and every student. This includes:
- Psychological Testing
- Case conferences
- Personal information sheets
INFORMATION SERVICE (UNDER TYTANA FORMATION)
The ability to make free and wise choices is dependent in no small measure upon the experiences and information available to the individual. The assessment of an individual calls for the counselor to have full knowledge of the extent of these experiences and the validity of the various kinds of information.
Information available to the student in a program of guidance services can be classified as occupational, educational and social information.
Objectives of the Information Services are as follows:
1.To develop a broad and realistic view of life’s opportunities and problems at all levels of training.
2.To create an awareness of the need and an active desire for accurate and valid occupational, educational and personal-social information.
3.To provide an understanding of the wide scope of educational, occupational and social activities in terms of broad categories of related activities.
4.To promote attitudes and habits which will assist in the making of choices and adjustments productive of personal satisfaction and effectiveness.
5.To provide assistance in narrowing choices progressively to specific activities which are appropriate to aptitudes, abilities, and interests manifested and to the proximity of definite decisions.
Among the seminar-workshops that constitute the Information Service are as follows:
Adjusting to college life, which includes module on
a. Potential concerns encountered by freshmen
b. High school vs. College
c. Tips on making smooth transition in college. This lecture aims to help establish positive adjustment for students entering college, which may result to a more effective and higher academic performance.
2. Goal setting , which includes module on
a. The importance of planning and goal setting
b. S.M.A.R.T goals. This lecture aims to help students learn the importance of planning and teach them how to anticipate and simulate possible solutions towards concerns that they may encounter in the future.
3. WINNING ATTITTUDE, This lecture aims to help imbibe students with the right attitude and specific characteristics necessary in the accomplishing tasks and achievement of organizational goals.
4. Enhancing Human Relationships, this lecture To create awareness among the students on the issues about maintaining and developing interpersonal relationship.
5. Building Filipino Families (BFF) , To provide teenagers with tips on how to deal with their parents and allow awareness on their roles in establishing strong parent-child relationship.
6. Human Sexuality Seminar which includes the following modules on: a. Love, Sex and Marriage b. Abortion and c. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
An annual seminar prepared by the GTD for freshman students to educate them on the importance of preserving their chastity to prevent early pregnancy, abortion and avoid acquiring sexually transmitted diseases.
7. Seminar on Students at Risk entitled, “Caring and Responding with Empathy (C.A.R.E.) to Students at Risk”.
A seminar prepared by the GTD for faculty advisers with the aim to strengthen the rapport between the faculty advisers and counselors as they work hand in hand in assisting the students who are in need of help.
Assistance to the individual should take the form of helping him identify, understand, and solve his difficulties. This objective is achieved through the counseling process. The particular roles that each individual ultimately plays will depend upon the insights which he achieves and the abilities and capacities he learns to use. It is the development of the individual as a unique entity which is the center of emphasis of the counseling process, which is the “heart and core” of the Guidance Office.
Provides Behavioral Counseling, Academic Counseling, Career Counseling and Family Counseling and Pre and Post-Deliberation Counseling for those students with disciplinary concerns.
Further, GTD facilitates group counseling or Personal Group Encounter to those who have unique needs, concerns and interests known as special group population. The GTD named the program as Student Population with Extraordinary Concerns and Interests that calls for Aid and Love or S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Population Program. The program aims to establish support groups among these students.
EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
The major purpose of evaluation is to ascertain the current status of a service or activity within a frame of reference, and on the basis of this knowledge to improve the activity in terms of quality and efficiency.
Once the strengths of the program are located through evaluation procedures, they may be reinforced, continued, and improved beyond their present level. Program improvement then, is the fundamental purpose of evaluation.
MTC-GUIDANCE AND TESTING DEPT. Facebook fan page
With the prevalling popularity of electronic communication it is significant that Guidance office stay connected to their clients, the students.
Through MTC-Guidance and Testing Department fan page, the GTD aims to continuously extend their services offered. Further, it will give the students (especially those who are having difficulty verbalizing their concerns personally) the oppurtunity to seek help from professional counselors more conveniently.
To emphasize, the MTC- Guidance and Testing Department fan page is not a substitute to a face-to-face contact with a professional counselor. The GTD would be happy to see any student in person for a more private discussion of concerns.
The students are free to communicate and post Inquiries in our fan pages. The Guidance and Testing Departmen is now just a click away.
Andrew C. Cudel, RGC
Guidance and Testing Department
Marilyn N. Hari, MA, RGC
For more information, call us at: 859-0805 or 859-0815