Enhancing Zamboanga Youth with the Right Entrepreneurial Skills and Knowledge PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 May 2015 00:00
To help learn how to run a business successfully, young members of the Mindanao Youth for Development (MYDEV) attended recently an entrepreneurial seminar. It was conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) under its Small Medium Enterprises Roving Academy (SMERA) program last May 15, 2015.
SMERA is a program of the DTI that helps small-medium entrepreneurs enhance, improve and sustain their businesses in partnership with other government agencies. It was coordinated by ZABIDA (Zamboanga-Basilan Integrated Development Alliance)-MYDev in cooperation with EDC and the Zamboanga City Government.
Three business topics were discussed - How to Start a Business on Product Costing, Pricing and Orientation on Product Labelling/Packaging, and Briefing on the FDA (Food and Drug Authority) License to Operate Requirements. The speakers were DTI Trade and Development Specialists, Jamir Omar A. Abubakar (Chief TDIS), Garry Micubo (TIDS), and Roel Catimbang (SupervisingTDIS-IX), along with Ms. Sharon Rose P. Garcia, Food and drug Regulation Officer.
MYDev program coordinator Jobel Henesy Foliente explained that the purpose was to encourage the more than 50 youth participants learn how to run their business the right way. He is looking forward that they apply what they have learned in this training.
According to Management Information System staff, Janzel Jean M. Javier, the young participants from 8 barangays came with different skills that they aim to turn into business. Sta. Catalina youths are aiming for a tailoring business while the youths of Tetuan, Tugbungan, Talon-Talon, and Pasonanca will go for food processing. Culianan will concentrate on bread and pastry while Tulungatung is for horticulture and raising organic chicken for the Ayala youths.

(Photos by ZABIDA-Karel B. Mellanes).

by Dante Corteza


Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 08:20