The 2019 run of the “Show Me Teach Me (SMTM)-MSEs” joint project of the Philippine Trade Training Center Global MSME Academy (GMEA) and the BPI Foundation, Inc. is themed, “Show Me Teach Me Goes Digital”.

At the MOA signing for Show Me Teach Me: (l to r): Arielina Arevalo, Project Coordinator (BPI Foundation, Inc.); Gerald C. David, Project Coordinator – PTTC-GMEA; Ma. Theresa Leah Calalang, Associate Director (BPI Foundation, Inc.); Executive Director Maricris San Diego (BPI Foundation, Inc); PTTC-GMEA’s Nestor P. Palabyab (CESO III – Executive Director) and Maria Fe J. Avila Chief-Planning and Programming Division, former Acting Deputy Executive Director Elizabeth M. Manuel and Rosslyn L. Tragico, Planning Officer.

Now on its ninth year, the SMTM is divided into three, namely: Show Me Teach Me, MSEs – Empowering Entrepreneurs, Design series, consisting of 2 modules (Product Development and Design for Non- Food Products and Food Packaging and Labeling Design); Show Me Teach Me, MSEs – Empowering Entrepreneurs, Self Employed Micro Entrepreneur (SEME) Series consisting of Basic Business Recording; and, Show Me Teach Me, MSEs – Empowering Entrepreneurs, Digitalization for MSEs.

Through the SMTM, both PTTC-GMEA and the BPI Foundation look forward to equipping more micro and small entrepreneurs with the necessary knowhow to be more financially viable. Financial viability, in turn, enhances the competitiveness of Philippine-made products and services offerings.

SMTM is also implemented in coordination with the regional and provincial offices of DTI. These offices focus more on inviting women entrepreneurs as well as the youth, PWDs, OFWs and other marginalized sectors of the country to the SMTM sessions — in support of the Gender and Development program of PTTC-GMEA. Ten (10) pre-selected key cities nationwide will be able to benefit from SMTM in 2019.♦

Date of Release: 8 April 2019