DTI SME Roving Academy
Conducts Trainings in Aklan
|Advisory and Coaching Session on Enterprise Development, SB Session Hall, Malay, Aklan|
The Department of Trade and Industry in Aklan is currently implementing its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA) Trainings in Aklan. The project aims to promote entrepreneurship among Aklanons, and to sustain the competitiveness of existing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
The SMERA is one of the flagship programs of DTI, conceptualized to be a continuous learning program to enhance the various competencies and potentials of unemployed women, local youth and existing MSMEs through the promotion of business information, management and skills training.
Seven (7) seminars were conducted for the past months this year which were held in Kalibo, Malay and Batan. Around 120 potential entrepreneurs and 60 existing MSMEs participated. They were able to obtain new tips and techniques helpful for their business ventures.
The topics presented and discussed in the training activities include, Establishing Markets, Enterprise Development, How to Avail a Loan, Visual Merchandising, Entrepreneurship, and Product Consultation and Development.
Resource person/s from the office of the DTI Aklan and other national government agencies who are mostly members of the Small, Medium Enterprise Development (SMED) Council in Aklan (i.e DOLE, DILG, DOST) private firms and business associations were invited to discuss matters relevant and helpful to MSMEs conduct of business operations.
DTI Aklan aims to conduct more SMERA activities for potential and existing MSMEs in the coming months of 2015.
DTI enjoins potential and existing entrepreneurs to participate in this kind of opportunity to learn new ideas and strategies that will be useful in setting up and improving business competitiveness. /MP