TWENTY four overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Negros Occidental have attended the basic entrepreneurship training initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
The activity held at the Negosyo Center in Bacolod City Thursday, November 29, is part of the week-long celebration of the agency for the establishment of 1,000 Negosyo Centers in the country.
These OFWs are potential and existing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province, DTI-Negros Occidental said.
The training aims to equip the participants with the knowledge on generating business ideas, guide them to a proper business implementation, and spread the entrepreneurial mindset among stakeholders, it added.
The activity is being implemented mainly for repatriated and distressed overseas workers through the DTI's Entrepreneurship Development Program for OFWs.
This is in partnership with the Overseas Worker Welfare Administration (Owwa).
On Wednesday, November 28, DTI-Negros Occidental also conducted the Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE) Forum which was participated by 46 potential and existing MSMEs in the province.
The BMBE forum is a tool for economic development by promoting an entrepreneurial mindset to Filipinos including Negrense entrepreneurs, the agency said.