TWENTY-ONE residents of the City of San Fernando learned how to make hams after the local government, through the Investment Promotion Office (IPO), in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), conducted a one-day skills training on meat processing.
The Negosyo Center-San Fernando also provided livelihood kits to the beneficiaries with an aim of creating more micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the city.
The same beneficiaries may apply for an entrepreneurial subsidy under the local government unit’s (LGU) “Negosyo sa Barangay” program to avail themselves of grants and assistance that would help them start and grow their businesses.
In December, IPO and DTI will hold the third and last skills training for this year and it will be about making valuable products through crocheting.
For his part, Mayor Edwin Santiago thanked the DTI for its consistent programs and support to the LGU that enables “MSMEs to recover from the economic-impact of Covid-19 and reinvigorates local economy in the new normal.” (PR)