SME workshop offers new-skills training

Youth & Careers

A SIX-day residential training workshop will be conducted to help unfortunate youths develop and understand skills in small-to-medium enterprises, an official says.
The director of Morobe’s empowerment youth organisation, Henry Dinding, said the training would help young people in Morobe learn skills that can help them develop in their communities.
“The training is organised to strengthening youth capacity and to support the objective of the small to medium enterprises,” Dinding said.
“Access to finance project by the government will enable access to sustainable credit for SME, and thus contribute to the incremental growth of SME employment and income consideration, aimed at tackling development issues.
“The main role of the training is to inspire and stimulate youths and unemployed people in Morobe to embark on SME activities.
“Especially those activities that will self-sustain them and help them to improve their lifestyle.
“They can also be able to contribute to the growth of the economy because they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to understand SME policies and financial literacy.
He said in accordance with SME policies, the SME training component consists of four sub-components.
“SME management and financial skills training, focused SME mentoring and coaching, targeted training for men and women entrepreneurs, and support for provincial government commerce staff,” he said.
“Nowadays, SMEs in PNG are facing significant constraints, in terms of business and financial management and we are determined to deliver that to our communities.”
He said a unique aspect of the workshop training is that it will establish a risk-sharing facility.
The training targeting youths at 14-Mile to the Yalu area of Wampar local level government area in Huon Gulf will be held from June 25-30.
Interested participants can contact Henry Dinding on 74246817.

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