The Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILAG) has graduated its 8th batch of graduants under the Micro-Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) Financial Literacy & Digital Training program.
Twenty-One participants received their certificates on Tuesday, 26th of October, 2022 after completing the two weeks training.
The Training was based on the basics on operating a Micro-Small Medium Enterprise business while using the latest digitalized technology.
The Chief Executive officer (CEO) for PILAG, Mr. Michael Barobe, congratulated the participants for choosing PILAG to enhance their knowledge on running an MSME business.
He said PILAG has been producing leaders since 1963 and it continues to carry on that legacy with more leaders emerging from the Institution.
He encouraged the participants to be agents of change after leaving PILAG and to utilize whatever knowledge they have gained from the training to grow economically.
Mr Barobe, said the Institution has trained people in Business and Accounting, however the institution saw the need to train people to be directly involved in the economy of the country, and that is when PILAG developed the program MSME Financial Literacy and Digital Training.
The program covers all units to do with starting a business, where to get the funding, how to budget money, how to save money, how to spend money and also to take advantage of technology while promoting and growing MSME businesses.
Mr Barobe, said MSME Financial Literacy & Digital Training is also a Post – Public service program designed to cater for retiring public servants who may need guidance and knowledge on how they should use their retirement benefits and savings after they retire.
The CEO stressed on the importance of spending money wisely for retired public servants.
He said the MSME program has the much needed information and training for retired public servants who may require a bit of clarity and guidance on how they can use their retirement funds to start small businesses and contribute meaningfully to the economy development of the country.
He said PILAG has developed such programs so public servants can go out as leaders and continue to create more employment opportunities in their respective communities.
One of the course participants, Inspector, Shammah Krahwasi, Acting Director of the Police Air Wing Division, thanked the Course Coordinators and Trainers for a very intense and informative training.
He described the training as from the “grounds up” with no stones left unturned.
He said the training provided them the basics on starting a small business with information on where to acquire funding and everything else that falls in line when tapping into MSME businesses.
The 8th Batch graduation of MSME Financial Literacy & Digital Training marks another milestone for this program and the interest shown by MSME owners, public servants and the general public has been massive.
The final batch for this program for this year will be delivered on November 14th – 18th 2022.
Source: Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance