How to Apply SPIMS Program – Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir

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OWWA SPIMS means “SA ’PINAS, IKAW ANG MA’AM AT SIR PROGRAM.” This is one of the reintegration programs for OFWs, particularly the LET exam-passers so that they can go back home to the Philippines and work as teachers in Philippine public schools. Please follow the guidelines about how you can apply for this program below.

The SPIMS is a program of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) intended to help teachers have a fulfilling education career in the country.

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What is OWWA SPIMS?

SPIMS stands for “Sa ‘Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir” and this is an employment reintegration program that allows OFWs who have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) to work as elementary and junior high school teachers in various public schools. OWWA’s role is to make the program easier to implement so that regular beneficiaries may be recruited.

Qualifications

  • A Filipino citizen with Philippine passport
  • OFW LET Passer with accumulated teaching experience of at least 1 year (12 months) or within the last 5 years.
  • Must not have stayed in the country for more than 3 years upon their arrival.

Requirements

  • Application Form OWWA (You can secure it in NRCO)
  • Passport or any valid I.D. (You can secure it in DFA)
  • Copy of Certificate of Board Rating (You can secure it in your PRC)
  • Copy of Certificate of Employment abroad or any documentary proof (You can secure it in POEA)
  • Copy of Certificate of Employment as a teacher (if available) (You can secure it in your Employer)
  • Copy of Passport (including the pages with arrival and departure stamps) (You can secure it in DFA)
  • Copy of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID (You can secure it in your PRC)

How to Apply for Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir Program Online

1. Fill out the online application form online via this link – https://nrco.owwa.gov.ph/index.php/programs-and-services/sa-pinas-ikaw-ang-ma-am-sir-program

2. SPIMS Team will send a response with the requirements.

3. You will submit the requirements via email.

4. Once accepted, they will ask for your school assignment. Choose your preferred school where you wish to teach.

5. They will provide you the Notice of School Assignment (NOScA).

6. Once you have the NOScA, automatically you will already be created an ‘item’ assignment.

How to Apply on OWWA SPIMS Program via OWWA office

Step 1: Go to the nearest OWWA/POLO Regional Office.

Step 2: Ask the guard where you can apply for OWWA SPIMS.

Step 3: Send your requirements to the SPIMS Officer of the Day.

Step 4: As directed by the SPIMS Officer of the Day, complete the online refresher course.

Step 5: If a refresher course is not required, the requirement will be retained by NRCO for submission to the Department of Education.

Step 6: The SPIMS Secretariat will send you an email confirmation for further evaluation.

How to Apply on OWWA SPIMS via e-mail

Step 1: Download the application form with this link.

Step 2: Send your requirements at nrco@owwa.gov.ph or spims.updates@gmail.com.

Step 3: The SPIMS Secretariat will send you an email confirmation for further evaluation.

Video: Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir Program

Check out this video guide as shared by a Filipina about the process on how to apply for OWWA SPIMS program online:




As per the video, the Filipina teacher said that the NRCO DOLE team are very responsive in answering her questions.

Here’s another video that features SPIMS recipients who used to work as household service workers abroad. Now they are working as teachers in the Philippines through this project.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here are some common questions and answers about the SPIMS program from OWWA for those who wish to learn more.

1. What is OWWA SPIMS?

OWWA SPIMS is an employment reintegration program that allows OFWs who have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) to work as elementary and junior high school teachers in various public schools. OWWA’s role is to make the program easier to implement so that regular beneficiaries may be recruited.

2. Who are qualified in OWWA SPIMS?

Domestic workers and other OFWs from several countries who have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET), including Qatar, Riyadh, Al Khobar, Abu Dhabi, Israel, and Thailand, are eligible to participate in the program.




3. What is OWWA SPIMS purpose?

OWWA SPIMS seeks to retrain OFWs in the skills required for a DepEd Teacher 1 position, allowing them to return to their country and get out of domestic employment.

4. Is it still possible to apply for SPIMS despite the current Covid-19 pandemic?

Yes, you can still submit an application to SPIMS. You can apply by e-mailing your requirements.

Summary

The SPIMS program is really a helpful program for teachers who tried their luck abroad but wish to go back home to the Philippines. They will be given a chance to teach in public schools here in the Philippines.

The Sa Pinas Ikaw ang Ma’am at Sir (SPIMS) Program is an employment reintegration program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). The program allows qualified OFWs to work as elementary and junior high school teachers in various public schools in the Philippines.




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