The overall objective of this program is to enable small entrepreneurs to start sustainable businesses, increase the sustainability and profitability of existing businesses, while creating quality jobs.
The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has launched this campaign and to allow entrepreneurs to enhance their technical and management through the organization of regular training. According to the Director of SMEDA, Indranee Seebun, training and learning throughout life are crucial for competitiveness in the context of globalization. "Hence the need to develop and implement effective training to enhance skills in SMEs," she says.
In February, a training-based business management (level 1) was organized. For the month of March, participants will learn the procedures for import and export, and Public Procurement as well as e-commerce and business management (level 2). The month of April will focus on the regulations and food safety and legal aspects for SMEs.
Market research and marketing strategies, and business management (level 1) are other topics to be discussed in May. Those who are interested in business communication and customer service as well as business management (level 1) can benefit from these courses during the month of June. The last part of the training, which runs mid-July, the planning for SMEs financial management and human resources. Classes are taught by instructors from the University of Technology and private sector experts.
In addition to training focused on business management, the SMEDA organizes annual technical courses and handicrafts. These trainings are provided to the regional offices of SMEDA or in social centers, village halls and youth centers across the country. The technical component / craft includes courses on textiles and clothing, silk painting and ceramics, jewelery, handicrafts manufacturing wood and fiber for clothing and haute couture, among other .
In Rodrigues also several courses are offered. Pig farming, beekeeping, coffee plantation, the Entrepreneurship Development Programme, food processing and handicrafts, customer service, home decor and crafts are all courses offered to Rodrigues.