48 CL MSMEs enrol in Kapatid Mentor Me program

48 CL MSMEs enrol in Kapatid Mentor Me program
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) presents the 48 Central Luzon micro entrepreneurs who make up the first batch of the Kapatid Mentor Me – Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) program for 2023. (DTI Central Luzon)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — A total of 48 micro entrepreneurs make up the  first batch of the Kapatid Mentor Me – Money Market Encounter (KMME-MME) program mentees in Central Luzon for this year. 

Of the total number, seven each come from the provinces of Bataan Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales; while the remaining six are from Aurora. 

During the online launching, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 3 OIC Regional Director Brigida Pili welcomed the mentees and urged them to maximize the learnings they will gain from the program. 

“Upon completion of this online business course, you will become agents of change yourselves which will help bring to our country positive economic transformations,” she said.

For her part, Trade Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona said that a graduate of KMME-MME program will surely benefit not only from the technical modules provided by the mentors but also from the vast network of enablers coming from the government sector.

Meanwhile, Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE)-Go negosyo Mentor Coordinator Armando Bartolome advised the mentees to persevere and focus on the modules and activities.

“Push on as mentees and when you become mentors, please don’t forget to also help others,” he said. 

The mentees, coming from different sectors, will undergo 10 online modules, coaching sessions, and will present their business improvement plans as their final presentation.

Experts from the PCE, as well as representatives from the government, banking and financial sector, and online market platforms will serve as mentors and panel for the entire course.

A second batch of mentees will undergo the same training program in August.

SOURCE: Marie Joy S. Carbungco PIA3