Rey Anthony Chiu
BOHOL, July 29 (PIA) –The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI launches in Bohol July 24, an intervention that promises a series of follow-through assistance in continuous learning program modules for the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises in efforts to make inclusive growth happen.
During the opening ceremonies of the annual Sandugo Regional Products Expo which showcases products from micro, small and medium enterprises in the entire region Bureau of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (BMSMED) chief at the DTI, Jerry Clavisellas said the program aims to promote continuity of interventions which the government through various partners give, to ultimately get the country’s MSMEs into becoming exporters themselves.
Clavisellas was among the honored guests during the opening ceremonies of the annual Sandugo crafts and trade fair which runs from July 24- 28 at the Island City Mall here in Tagbilaran City.
The MSMED Roving Academy uses integration strategy, and unifies all the help which sectors give to small entrepreneurs and then helps them keep track of their business development progress so they can continue the growth momentum, he explained.
Implemented in partnership with local government units, chambers of commerce and industries, academe, financial institutions and trade and industry groups, non-government and people’s organizations, the MSMED Roving Academy, according to DTI sources is hoped to inspire more entrepreneurs to sustain their business growths with the assurance that somebody is helping them nurture their investments.
The SMED Roving Academy unifies various business development services which these partner groups assist MSMES, Clavisellas explained through a power point presentation, during the launch.
It operates in the following process framework: start-up and capability building, market awareness, market readiness, export readiness, export market entry, export sustainability and export expansion, Clavisellas added.
Earlier, during the same ceremony, Bohol Governor Edgar Chatto cited the country’s economic performance in the first quarter of the year, which has not been short of being stellar.
But he said for this growth to be truly experienced by Boholanos, it has to be felt by all, and the government focus on helping SMED is a step in the right direction.
The challenge however, the governor pointed out, is how to make these MSME produce products that are globally competitive, attain good design and quality, apart from going for environment friendly or green products.
The Sandugo Products Showcase adopted Go Green, Buy Local as its 2013 theme.
The MSME Roving Academy packs all the help which a small entrepreneur would need to respond to the need, assured Clavisellas in his address to regional trade exhibitors gathered at the ICM activity Center.