Smec targets wards across PNG for skills training


THE Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation (Smec) is targeting the country’s 6,112 wards in the 89 district to train people on business understanding, budgeting and basic management, an official says.
Smec managing director Petrus Ralda said the training people were receiving was used in 130 countries and specifically for families and those in rural areas.
Ralda said this in Kurki village, Anglimp-South in Jiwaka last week at the graduation of 32 people who received certificates after attending a two-week training called “Start your business micro- enterprise” (SYBME) conducted by Smec.
Ralda said normally basic services started from the top down but Smec was looking to train the rural population at the ward level.
He told the participants from the Kuli tribe that the training was conducted in many countries around the world and they are fortunate to be part of it.
“Whatever you receive here must be put to good use, use your money wisely and do what you want to with a positive attitude.
“SMEC is reaching out to start from the village level and the Kuli people here at Kurki, you are fortunate to be part of this training,” Ralda said.
“You need make use of it because through this SME training you will become a successful person.
“You need to change yourself before dreaming of becoming a successful person and everything has to start with a changed mind.
“This training is to teach you how to change and to show you where you are going to go.”