More Bukidnon biz owners join DTI Kapatid Mentor Me program

More business owners from the Province of Bukidnon have enrolled in a mentoring program. Twenty-two mentees from the different localities in Bukidnon have enrolled in the ninth batch of the Kapatid Mentor ME (KMME) training program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Bukidnon.

The 22 Bukidnon entrepreneurs also signed the pledge of commitment to complete the training during the briefing held at Brgy. 1, Malaybalay City on March 10.

Junar B. Merla, officer-in-charge of the business development division of DTI Bukidnon, explained that the KMME is part of the DTI mentoring program intended for a business that has existed for a year and with a business capital of not more than P3 million.

He said that DTI has a total allocation of Php 500,000 for each KMME training.

Yvonne Jot M. Ambrosio, the KMME focal person of DTI Bukidnon, said that KMME is a coaching and mentoring program and the first to be done through a blended program. She said it is a partnership between the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship – Go Negosyo and DTI. It is also a strategy to boost economic activity, focusing on micro and small enterprises.

The program, which lasts for 10 weeks, will have two components for engagement namely lecture and coaching/mentoring session.

For this batch, the training will officially launch on March 18 and the graduation will be on June 1.

Since 2016, KMME has seen 151 graduates from Bukidnon. (with a report and photo by special correspondent Mel Madera)

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