Celso Q. Alcantara Jr.
Abstract: Work immersion program, provide students a hands on training or work simulation, giving a set of skills that can help them make more informed about their career choices and improve their employment prospects. Zambales National High School is the only school in the province of Zambales that offers Sports Track. The purpose of the study was to analyze the perception of sports track students toward work immersion after they have experienced it for better understanding of its impact to their lives and their career choice. The study used a descriptive research with a qualitative approach using multiple-case study design. The findings were drawn from the open ended questionnaires and the semi structured interviews of Grade 12 sports track students. Work immersion was very effective in developing skills relevant to their respective sports and serves as training preparation for their career choice. It has a great impact to their lives because it improved their technical knowledge and skills relevant in coaching, officiating, training athletes and organizing sports event. Their work immersion was focused in training and field activities appropriate and suitable to their age, gender and sports event.
Keywords: Work immersion, Sports track, Technical knowledge and skills, Zambales National High School