DTI offers free entrepreneurship trainings


To strengthen the country’s position in regional and global trade, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provides free business management and demo-skills training in line with this year’s small and medium enterprise development week celebrations.

“It is imperative for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to continuously advance their skills, sustain their presence in the market, and endeavour to become more competitive not just locally but regionally and globally,” DTI Ponciano C. Manalo Jr. said.

Manalo added that in offering these trainings, we equip them with the necessary training for them to gain a strong foothold in their target markets and for them to eventually expand in other markets.

Themed as “Strengthening MSMEs’ participation in global and regional trade,” these trainings aim to fortify MSMEs’ competitiveness and sustainability, market awareness, and capacity building.

The trainings include sessions such as how to start a business and Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) Law; SME competitiveness in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Integration; understanding non-tariff measures (NTMs) affecting processed food sector; business continuity planning, market opportunities in the European Union (EU), Japan and United States of America; doing business with the EU using the new Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) scheme or GSP+ status to the Philippines;  revised Food and Drug Administration (FDA) procedures and requirement; green business practices; business plan preparation; and social entrepreneurship.

These trainings are organized by the DTI’s Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BSMED) in partnership with the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), and will be held on  July 24 to 25, 2015 at PTTC, Senator Gil Puyat Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard in Pasay City.

Manalo noted that these trainings are part of DTI’s continuous implementation the SME Roving Academy program in various regions.

This program is a continuous learning program for the development of MSMEs to improve their competitiveness to vie in the domestic and global markets. The program’s stages include start-up and capability building, market awareness, market readiness, export readiness, export market entry, export sustainability, and export expansion.

For the complete list of trainings and schedules, you may visit PTTC’s Facebook page or log on PTTC’s website at www.pttc.gov.ph and DTI’s website at www.dti.gov.ph.

Interested participants may contact with DTI-BSMED at telephone numbers 751.5059 and 752.5076.

 

Posted By: Edrillan Pasion

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Author: tuklasinnatin

A Journalist and served government for 20 years. A community organizer who rose from a clan of artists and novelists.

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