The Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) conducted the soft launch of Global MSME Academy, February 27 at the PTTC Lobby in Pasay City.

Its aim is to further strengthen its training role in the growth and development of the micro, small and medium enterprises.

According to PTTC Executive Director Nestor Palabyab, it has been providing cohesive training programs that allow Philippine businessmen to pursue an export-oriented business.

“Global MSME Academy, this time, aims to help the aspiring and struggling entrepreneurs to become successful micro, small and medium entrepreneurs that can take operations not only in the local markets but also to different parts of the world,” said Palabyab.

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez added that PTTC also offers e-learning to reach more MSMEs and to develop their competitiveness and sustainability.

“It’s not easy to sustain a business. With PTTC and the Academy, we can help enhance the management of starting entrepreneurs to innovate, have sustainable and resilient business.”

The secretary also noted that DTI lays out seven M(s) for businessmen and those who plan to be. These are mindset, mentoring, money, mastery, machine, market, and models.

In his keynote message, Lopez acknowledged the presence of young entrepreneurs to whom “the event is dedicated to.”

Coincided with the soft launch is the signing of the tripartite agreement between PTTC, New San Jose Builders Inc., and Lead More Development Center for the Integrated Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) Project.

ICE Project will showcase a sustainable pathway to the continuing training and education of entrepreneurs. Select Lead More mentors are set to facilitate classes on the technical aspects of setting up entrepreneurial endeavors and the soft skills needed to become successful. Classes under the project will be held either at the MLQU space in Victoria Sports Complex or at the training grounds of PTTC in Pasay.

PTTC, the training arm of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), marks its 32nd year this month.


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