PTTC equips SOX IPs with entrepreneurial skills in an all-women training panel

Leaving no one behind.

This was the theme of the celebration of International Day of World’s Indigenous People and the National Indigenous People Holiday in the country, and various government agencies converged to stage a celebration to honor and equip the IP community in Soccsksargen.

The Philippine Trade Training Center - Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA), in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the National Council for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on Thursday organized “Comprehensive Partnership for Leadership and Empowerment through Tourism Entrepreneurship for Women” or Complete WoMen, an advocacy program to teach and train women IPs of various entrepreneurial and business knowledge.

Moving forward amidst the pandemic

In his opening message, Department of Tourism Region 12 Regional Director Shalimar Tamano expressed her delight that programs like Complete Women are still being realized despite the pandemic.

“Pinapatunayan natin na tayo ay moving forward, despite the challenges, especially ngayong panahon ng pandemya,” he said.

He also emphasized the huge role of women in the society.

“Ang mga kababaihan sa panahong ito ay di mapagkakailang may malaking gampanin sa lipunan. Tayong lahat bilang tao ay sabay-sabay na bumabangon upang ipagpatuloy ang buhay,” Tamano noted.

IPs as the backbone of business

 Meanwhile, NCIP Executive Director Datu Rogelio Bantayan stressed that the indigenous peoples are considered the backbone of businesses.

“I remember the speech of former Senator Loren Legarda, that the backbone of the country, or any civilization and the backbone of businesses come from indigenous peoples,” he said.

He also stressed that all people - regardless of their cultural background, have an obligation to help one another.

“No one is superior. No culture is superior. All we have to do as citizens is to have culture sensitivity and respect one another,” he said.

“Ang tema po ng IP Day ay “Walang Iwanan.” Kaya dapat ang ating IPs on the countryside, walang maiiwan at walang aangat na siyang lalamang,” he added.

On the other hand, NCIP Region 12 Commissioner Jennifer Pia Las welcomed the Complete Women advocacy program to increase the skills and knowledge of IP women in Soccsksargen, and encouraged them to take all the learnings and use them to further their lives.

“May you welcome the development of knowledge, skills, and training that will be acquired through this activity, and I want to encourage all of you to take however small or big effort to upgrade the level of your skills, talents, and social status so that we can be at part of the mainstream body politic while being culturally grounded,” she said.

PTTC commits to improving lives of IP women in Soccsksargen

PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera, who was the former Regional Director of Department of Tourism - Region 12, knew that the IP women of the region needed these kinds of trainings in order to increase the quality of their lives.

Having been on the ground for several years, Dir. Dillera aimed to create entrepreneurial ecosystems by extending support and assistance in building the capabilities of women, including the removal of barriers that hampered their development.

“It's the lives of the IPs that we wanted to touch, it's their lives that he wanted to improve on, and I'm really happy that we’re coming together, as one, to realize this vision,” she said.

All-women training panel for Sox IPs

 The all-women trainers invited by the PTTC-GMEA shared their knowledge and experiences in various entrepreneurial facets, such as mind-setting, costing and pricing for lifestyle products, sustainable materials sourcing, social media and digital marketing, and business pitching, the role of IP women in tourism, and relevance of IP artistry to the market amidst pandemic, among others.

The resource speakers included: PTTC OIC-Head of Operations - SBU Maricris Cura, Everything Green Trading and Consulting Founder and Chief Greenovator Camille Rose Albarracin, Richwell Philippines’ AVP for Corporate Planning and Business Development, and Unleashed Founder SJ Relucio.

The panel also included Angkan’s Creative Director and President Carol de Leon, Lake Sebu Tourism Council President Maria Todi, and Entrepreneur and author Dorelene Villanueva Dimaunahan.


PTTC MOU SIGNING - AUGUST 9, 2021

 

Gov’t, private sector forge partnership to make PH printing industry globally competitive

 

The Philippine Trade Training Center - Global MSME Academy (PTTC - GMEA), Bureau of Investments (BOI), and the Philippine Center for Print Excellence Foundation (PCPEF) on Monday (09 August 2021) forged a three-way partnership on the utilization of the Digital Fabrication Shared Services Facility (DIGIFAB SSF) and upskilling the printing sector’s workforce.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the three parties aims to strengthen the need for a more convergent partnership in reskilling workers in the advent of the fourth industrial revolution to develop a globally competitive workforce. The document also provides an avenue for skills development, technology access and collaboration of the public and private sector to help the PH print industry face the new normal.

Bureau of Investments Executive Director Corieh Dichosa lauded the collaboration and highlighted the good effects of working together.

“This event is another testament of strong public-private partnership and collaboration that works. it shows that consultative dialogues and willingness to contribute what one can to the partnership and act fully rather than individually working on individual’s concerns,” she said.

Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Mon Lopez, who was present at the momentous occasion, reiterated the need to have a skilled workforce in order to drive the sector and country’s future.

“Our country's industries were already facing the disruptions brought about by the shift to the 4IR and the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 happened. In these situations, the ability to cope with the challenges and demands of the market with intellect and agility can dictate one’s economic future. The key lies in having a well-educated Filipino workforce with the right skills to drive the country's growth trajectory,” Lopez said.

PH printing industry can bounce back amid pandemic

 The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously affected most, if not all the sectors in the country, the printing sector included. According to the PCPEF report, the printing industry saw a 53% decline in sales.

“This pandemic has given us the cause to recalibrate our steps, rethink, and use this time to strengthen our ranks, and hence, this MoU utilization of digital fabrication shared service facility or DIGIFAB SSF to train and upskill the current workforce,” Dichosa said.

Sec. Mon Lopez, on the other hand, reiterated President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s belief that all industries still have an opportunity to bounce back and grow despite the pandemic.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has said [that] our country can benefit from the opportunities for growth despite the pandemic by being innovative. [According to the President], “We are educated, creative, and resilient. Innovation is our big push. This will keep our country on the growth path for decades to come,” he said.

Partnership to build printing sector’s confidence, competitiveness

The partnership between the government and the private sector will build a long-term competitiveness of the country’s printing workforce, according to BOI Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo. 

“The industry has been long challenged by digitization, lack of technical expertise, dwindling number of skilled laborers, among others, and now by the pandemic. With the implementation of this MOU, we aim to build the technical capabilities of our printing industry by implementing initiatives, utilizing PTTC’s DIGIFAB SSF. The signing of this MOU is just the initial, although a very important step towards building the long-term competitiveness of our labor force in the printing industry,” he said. 

Meanwhile, PTTC-GMEA’s Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera believes that the printing sector’s transformation can eventually be tied up to the Philippine Skills Framework, which aims to set industry standards in upskilling and reskilling Filipino workforce.

“We are now also starting to align or identify or reference on the Philippine Skills Framework on what skills and competencies are necessary to be adapted for implementation in the printing industry,” she said.

Director Dillera also lauded the partnership as the collaboration grew not only between the public sector, but also to the industry players.

“The need for network, the need for a new collaboration no longer in silos and we are very happy that this partnership is growing not only between agencies, but more importantly with the sector, this time with the printing industry,” she noted.

For PCPEF President Richard Ong, the agreement is a realization of a dream for the printing industry.

The memorandum of understanding entered into and between BOI, PTTC and the PCPEF conditional tense of development which we have been yearning to realize. It is no longer just a dream because together we make it happen. This partnership manifests laudable support that the government provides for the private printing and packaging sector,” he said.

“Amidst the pandemic and uncertain times, the government and industry stakeholders are doing everything to face the challenges of the digital age in printing packaging. Through this partnership, we work together in improving and strengthening the technical knowledge and speed of the industry's human international growth,” he added.

Ong also hopes that this initial collaboration will elevate the industry’s competence in order to be globally competitive.

Present in the event are the signatories of the Memorandum of Understanding: Undersecretary Ceferino Rodolfo, PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera, and PCPEF President Richard Ong. Also present in the ceremonial signing are Bureau of Investments Executive Director Ma. Corazon Dichosa, PTTC-GMEA FORMED Cheif Mr. Fernando Magsino, and Printers Learning and Research Center chairman Mr. Alberto Calaquian, Jr.

A Friendly Notification to our Valued Clients 

 

PTTC-GMEA announces the new service fees approved by the DTI Management and in accordance with existing government rules and regulations.

These rates cover the regular public and exclusive in-house trainings together with the new services rendered under the new normal such as webinar offerings and virtual hosting.

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PTTC HOSTS A WEBINAR PRODUCTION COMPETITION FOR EMPLOYEES

With the ban on public trainings and events during quarantine, PTTC has shifted to conducting webinars.  To successfully run web-based trainings is to capacitate its human resources.

PTTC organized a Managing Virtual Learning Program last June 26, 2020 to train staff on scheduling, hosting, creatives, linking, live polls, front & back end operations and other technical details. Post training requirement is the actual production of webinars. 

The staff presented 4 webinars – How to Balance Work and Home when Working at Home, Quarantine Kitchen, Stay Positive Kahit Quarantine, and Did you Know? Saving Strategies-A Guide to Financial Independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Exec. Director Nelly Nita Dillera invited the Samuel Acosta, the course trainer together with major quad-media representatives Clang Garcia, Dwayne Samarista, Cherry Belen Cesario as judges for the Best Production, Speaker, Moderator, Program Assistant, Writer, Artist, and Technical Operator.

 

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Each judge shared constructive observations on the presentations The staff, too also conveyed their impressions and experiences on the webinar production process.

Finally came the announcement of winners: 

Best Writer – Group 2

Best Moderator – Group 2

Best Resource Person – Group 2

Best in Technical -  Group 2

Best in Artwork – Group 2

Overall Winner – Group 2

 

Congratulations to Group 2!

Members are composed Irene Leoncio, Alex Arcilla, Joseph Argente, KC Pango, Imelda Nieves, Bernard Rebagoda, King Padillo, and Rosslyn Tragico.

More trainings on webinar development will be set for staff soon.

5S PTTC

24 March 2020

Quarantine with 5S at Home

Before the KonMari method, there was (and is) the Practice of 5S of Good Housekeeping.

 While originally designed to clean and continuously organize a workplace, this process can also be applied at home so you can stay productive, keep your home in order, and conveniently Quarantine and chill afterwards.


 

26 March 2020

 PPE Production through DigiFab SSF

 PTTC-GMEA through its DigiFab facility creates 3D-printed face shields for PGH medical frontliners

 PTTC-GMEA is one with the frontliners in combating COVID-19. As of 26 March, production of 30 face shield frames are nearing completion using DigiFab’s Stratasys 3D Printer and are scheduled to be donated and delivered today, 27 March, to PGH Infection Unit.

The frame is attached to an acetate sheet to create a face shield that will help reduce PGH frontliners’ risks of exposure from COVID-19.

To all our brave frontliners who are constantly battling to preserve and protect lives, maraming salamat po!

 Together, we can help save our frontliners and beat COVID-19.


 

17 April 2020

Mass Casualty Training for Barangays (Pt. 1)

DTI PTTC-GMEA, in partnership with Film Academy of the Philippines and NDMstudios, proudly presents:

MASS CASUALTY TRAINING for BARANGAYS (Pt. 1)

The procedures set out in this video are designed to help affected communities by:

✔Introducing the Mass Casualty Management Training observed in developed countries; and

✔Providing the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and HOWs of Mass Casualty Response

Since every government and private sectors are currently under duress due to the COVID-19 battle, we have tapped the expertise of the retired US Military community in the Philippines. Many are master trainers and have experienced real life scenarios while deployed overseas conducting mass casualty response in Iraq, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, just to name a few. They have been extensively trained in Chemical, Biological, and Radiological emergencies.

WHAT’S NEXT?

✔The first installment will be followed by four other videos showing the "How To's" in detail, for each participant.

✔DTI PTTC-GMEA and Film Academy of the Philippines will lead a live webinar with likely designated Barangay operational commanders. A Q&A portion will be available to ensure that no stones will be left unturned.


 

17 April 2020

Philippine MSMEs amid COVID-19: Re-imagining Disaster Resilient Enterprises

While there have been a number of guidelines issued and initiatives taken by the DTI Philippines to mitigate the impacts of COVID19 and the Enhanced Community Quarantine on MSMEs, we acknowledge that finding the most fitting program for your enterprise is not an easy feat.

To help you navigate this challenging situation, DTI PTTC-GMEA would like to invite you to join the FREE Webinar titled "Philippine MSMEs amid COVID-19: Re-imagining Disaster Resilient Enterprises" happening on 20 April at 10AM.

Webinar Speaker:

Director Jerry T. Clavecillas

DTI Bureau of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises

Objectives:

✔Generate awareness on DTI programs and assistance for MSMEs amid COVID-19

✔Address questions and concerns from registered MSME participants

✔Provide insights on business resiliency

Click the photo above to watch the replay.


 

23 April 2020

Bouncing Back: A Shared Future in A Changed World

What are the business implications of COVID-19 and how can MSMEs manage liquidity challenges if financial assistance for enterprises will not materialize? When business operations become more manageable and the pandemic abates, will your industry be ready to embrace the "new normal"?

Learn from subject experts who will share their insights to help MSMEs mitigate, manage, and move forward - and start the process of putting your business back on track.

Missed the first part of the PTTC Bouncing Back Program? Click the photo above to watch the replay.

Watch Parts 2 and 3 here:

Part 2

Part 3


 

4 May 2020

Mass Casualty Training for Barangays (Pt.2)

DTI PTTC-GMEA, in partnership with Film Academy of the Philippines and NDMstudios, proudly presents:

Mass Casualty Training for Barangays (Pt. 2)

This episode discussed the roles, tasks, and responsibilities of the Mass Casualty Management Team.

Click the photo above to watch the replay.


 

08 May 2020

Food Safety 101

Food delivery services are on the rise! With this current trend, there's one thing to keep in mind: Keeping all workers in the food production and supply chains healthy and safe is critical to surviving the pandemic.

Want to understand food safety measures and learn proper food handling and preparation? Click the photo above and watch the DTI PTTC-GMEA’s Food Safety Webinar!


 

14 May 2020

CTRL + BIZ: Reboot Now!

The Department of Trade and Industry brought together enabling partners across the entire E-commerce ecosystem to provide expertise & experiences on how to take advantage of the digital space.

This initiative will help you start or expand your online businesses!

Click the photo above to learn more.


 

14 May 2020

The Future of Trade Expo and Events

To help the trade fair industry adapt to the New Normal after the lockdown, DTI PTTC-GMEA would like to invite you to watch FREE Webinar on The Future of Trade Expo and Events.

Trade shows providing significant amount of sales for MSMEs are being cancelled or postponed, and all are encouraged to avoid mass gatherings and practice social distancing. If and when the market returns, what will the trade fair industry look like?

Click the photo above to discover best practices, recommendations, and insights to reconfigure domestic trade fairs.


 

21 May 2020

State of the Global Halal Ecosystem amid COVID-19

Want to learn the new normal ways of doing business with the fastest growing consumer segment in the world? Watch the State of the Global Halal Ecosystem Amid COVID-19 webinar brought to you by DTI PTTC-GMEA and DTI - Export Marketing Bureau. In the video, subject experts provided the latest updates on the Global Halal Ecosystem and shared how MSMEs can take advantage of the industry during and after the pandemic.

Click the photo above to watch the replay.

 

PTTC equips SOX IPs with entrepreneurial skills in an all-women training panel

Leaving no one behind.

This was the theme of the celebration of International Day of World’s Indigenous People and the National Indigenous People Holiday in the country, and various government agencies converged to stage a celebration to honor and equip the IP community in Soccsksargen.

The Philippine Trade Training Center - Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA), in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the National Council for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) on Thursday organized “Comprehensive Partnership for Leadership and Empowerment through Tourism Entrepreneurship for Women” or Complete WoMen, an advocacy program to teach and train women IPs of various entrepreneurial and business knowledge.

 

Moving forward amidst the pandemic

 

In his opening message, Department of Tourism Region 12 Regional Director Shalimar Tamano expressed her delight that programs like Complete Women are still being realized despite the pandemic.

 

“Pinapatunayan natin na tayo ay moving forward, despite the challenges, especially ngayong panahon ng pandemya,” he said.

 

He also emphasized the huge role of women in the society.

 

“Ang mga kababaihan sa panahong ito ay di mapagkakailang may malaking gampanin sa lipunan. Tayong lahat bilang tao ay sabay-sabay na bumabangon upang ipagpatuloy ang buhay,” Tamano noted.

 

IPs as the backbone of business

 

Meanwhile, NCIP Executive Director Datu Rogelio Bantayan stressed that the indigenous peoples are considered the backbone of businesses.

 

“I remember the speech of former Senator Loren Legarda, that the backbone of the country, or any civilization and the backbone of businesses come from indigenous peoples,” he said.

 

He also stressed that all people - regardless of their cultural background, have an obligation to help one another.

 

“No one is superior. No culture is superior. All we have to do as citizens is to have culture sensitivity and respect one another,” he said.

 

“Ang tema po ng IP Day ay “Walang Iwanan.” Kaya dapat ang ating IPs on the countryside, walang maiiwan at walang aangat na siyang lalamang,” he added.

 

On the other hand, NCIP Region 12 Commissioner Jennifer Pia Las welcomed the Complete Women advocacy program to increase the skills and knowledge of IP women in Soccsksargen, and encouraged them to take all the learnings and use them to further their lives.

 

“May you welcome the development of knowledge, skills, and training that will be acquired through this activity, and I want to encourage all of you to take however small or big effort to upgrade the level of your skills, talents, and social status so that we can be at part of the mainstream body politic while being culturally grounded,” she said.

 

PTTC commits to improving lives of IP women in Soccsksargen

 

PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera, who was the former Regional Director of Department of Tourism - Region 12, knew that the IP women of the region needed these kinds of trainings in order to increase the quality of their lives.

 

Having been on the ground for several years, Dir. Dillera aimed to create entrepreneurial ecosystems by extending support and assistance in building the capabilities of women, including the removal of barriers that hampered their development.

 

“It's the lives of the IPs that we wanted to touch, it's their lives that he wanted to improve on, and I'm really happy that we’re coming together, as one, to realize this vision,” she said.

 

All-women training panel for Sox IPs

 

The all-women trainers invited by the PTTC-GMEA shared their knowledge and experiences in various entrepreneurial facets, such as mind-setting, costing and pricing for lifestyle products, sustainable materials sourcing, social media and digital marketing, and business pitching, the role of IP women in tourism, and relevance of IP artistry to the market amidst pandemic, among others.

 

The resource speakers included: PTTC OIC-Head of Operations - SBU Maricris Cura, Everything Green Trading and Consulting Founder and Chief Greenovator Camille Rose Albarracin, Richwell Philippines’ AVP for Corporate Planning and Business Development, and Unleashed Founder SJ Relucio.

 

The panel also included Angkan’s Creative Director and President Carol de Leon, Lake Sebu Tourism Council President Maria Todi, and Entrepreneur and author Dorelene Villanueva Dimaunahan.