SME Roving Academy in Region 02 is initiated in the Village Enterprises established along a priority industry cluster and are beneficiaries of Shared Service Facilities. The SRA supports the creation and strengthening of community-based enterprises, thus providing a focused development intervention to identified SMEs. The village enterprise will be founded on the four SME pillars and nurtured with the SME Roving Academy curriculum offerings from Levels 1 to 4 for the domestic market and level 5-7 for those vying for the export circle.

Whether being trained for the domestic or export market, the SMEs in the village enterprises are envisioned to be globally competitive and successful business enterprises following the SRA subjects and other relevant assistances.

Objectives:

  1. To help SMEs grow by providing them skills, tools and expertise to manage their business;
  2. To provide continuous learning for a more empowered SMEs;
  3. To enhance the competitiveness of SMEs in the domestic and global market; and
  4. To improve access of MSMEs to government and private sector services particularly in areas where these services may be limited.

Implementation Scheme:

1. Program Manager

The Program Manager is a regular staff whose general function is to conduct monitoring and evaluation of conducted SMERA sessions. Further, he/she will do the following:

  • Design program of activities;
  • Coordinate and confirm schedules;
  • Monitor fund utilization; and
  • Prepare monthly reports or as requested by head office.

2.Trained Counselors

The eight (8) counsellors, who are hired by the agency under contract of service and were trained based from their competencies, act as lecturers/trainers to the SMEs.

3. On-Site Counselling

DTI-R02 SME Roving Academy is conducted in small convention halls, production centers and other areas at the convenience of MSMEs, without compromising its conduciveness and quality of learning.

4. Comprehensive Subjects

The course curriculum has been designed comprehensively to cover all subjects necessary to the development of the MSMEs.

           SMERA Course Curriculum

5. Selection of Participants

Participants should be members of cooperatives or associations in village enterprises whose business activities are:

  • Along the priority industry cluster or
  • Identified as beneficiaries of Shared Service Facilities and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting

Minimum no. of participants: Each village enterprise located within the 93 municipalities/cities of the five provinces of the region should have at least 10 SMEs.

Participants may come from any of the following sectors:

  • OSY and New Graduates
  • Workers in the informal sector
  • Conditional Cash Transfer Graduates (TESDA)
  • ZONTA Club International
  • OWWA Beneficiaries
  • Women and PWD
  • New and Existing SMEs

Source: DTI-Region 02 SMERA Operations Manual & Implementing Guidelines

SMERA Training Schedule