BINTULU: Thirty-two participants completed the ‘BisFacilitator Training’ programme organised by Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) at Bintulu Promenade Hotel yesterday, and will play a big role in monitoring micro SMEs.
The two-day programme was officiated by DCCI president Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum on Saturday, where in his welcoming speech, he said DCCI has been engaged as one of the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Sarawak to be a ‘delivery partner’ in the INSKEN500 programme.
The other NGO is Sarawak Bumiputera Entrepreneurs Chamber (DUBS). He said the programme was undertaken by National Entrepreneurship Institute (INSKEN) and Bumiputera Agenda Steering Unit (TERAJU) to initiate scaling-up Dayak Bumiputera micro Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) involving tourism and hospitality, food and beverages, wholesale and retail and services within a period of two years.
“This is a budget-based initiative and DCCI has been allocated RM500,000 for this two-year programme,” said Salang.
He added the crucial approach in the implementation of the programme is the training of selected BisFacilitators who will assist in providing consulting, facilitating and training roles to the selected micro SMEs towards achieving the projected objectives.
“These Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are generally based on business trends and performances in terms of additional employees, business turnovers as well as overall business growth such as upgrading of premises and diversification of business activities,” he said.
He pointed out that the 32 participants comprise the first batch of BisFacilitators who will be responsible to assist in the second phase of the ‘Garismula’ programmes to be held in Bintulu, Miri and Sibu later this year.
Each ‘Garismula’ programme is expected to be attended by some 250 participants.
“Together with DCCI secretariat assisted by INSKEN, as BisFacilitators you will be playing a crucial role in monitoring the participating micro SMEs in the next 24 months,” said Salang.
INSKEN senior executive Norasiah Harun and other officials were present at the opening ceremony.