18,690 Cen­tral Lu­zon en­trepreneurs un­dergo DTI train­ings

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO— Around 18,690 ex­ist­ing and po­ten­tial en­trepreneurs ben­e­fit­ted from 378 train­ing ses­sions given by the SME Rov­ing Acad­emy (SMERA) of the De­part­ment of Trade and In­dus­try (DTI) in 2016.

“Our Nueva Ecija Pro­vin­cial Of­fice had 54 train­ing ses­sions with 3,679 par­tic­i­pants while Bu­la­can had 61 ses­sions with 2,851 at­ten­dees and Pam­panga had 49 ses­sions with 3,437 par­tic­i­pants,” DTI Re­gional Di­rec­tor Ju­dith An­ge­les di scl osed.

More­over, DTI Tar­lac had 84 train­ing ses­sions with 3,560 par­tic­i­pants, Zam­bales-55 ses­sions with 1,702 par­tic­i­pants, Bataan-55 ses­sions with 2,344 par­tic­i­pants, and Aurora-20 ses­sions with 1,119 par­tic­i­pants.

“For 2017, we are tar­get­ing 365 SMERA ses­sions where Aurora will have 25 ses­sions, Bataan will have 50 ses­sions, Bu­la­can will have 60 ses­sions, and Nueva Ecija will have 65 train­ing ses­sions,” An­ge­les added.

Pam­panga will also be con­duct­ing 50 ses­sions this year, Tar­lac will have 75 ses­sions, and Zam­bales will have 40 ses­sions.

DTI pro­vides ca­pa­bil­ity-build­ing ses­sions in the SMERA pro­gram to sup­port the growth and com­pet­i­tive­ness of mi­cro, small, and medium en­ter­prises.

They are trained in ar­eas such as Prod­uct Devel­op­ment, Vis­ual Mer­chan­dis­ing, Food La­bel­ing and Food Safety, Money and Cash Flow Man­age­ment, Financing Fo­rum, Tax­a­tion, Good Man­u­fac­tur­ing Prac­tices, Bar Cod­ing, Busi­ness Ethics and Ac­count­ing.

“En­trepreneurs who are in­ter­ested to par­tic­i­pate in the train­ing ses­sions may go to their near­est DTI pro­vin­cial of­fice and Negosyo Cen­ters to in­quire on how to par­tic­i­pate in the said train­ings,” An­ge­les furt h er ed . (CLJD-PIA 3)

Chris Navarro

TRIB­UTE TO THE EL­DERLY. Ma­galang Mayor Malu Paras-Lac­son and Vice-Mayor Nor­man Lac­son led Tues­day’s Valen­tine’s trib­ute for hun­dreds of el­derly Ma­galenos aged 70 and above.—

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