All SME entrepreneurs to be trained on computing
Barua tells visiting IT training workshop
The SME Foundation has imparted five-day training on computing to 80 small entrepreneurs, half of whom are rural women, to help them market their products on the web. The course, started on September 25 at city’s BIAM auditorium, will facilitate them in finding prospective buyers both home and abroad, SMEF officials said.
Basic computing course styled “E-Marketing for SMEs” will also assist them in pursuing office affairs especially in small enterprises which can not afford to appoint offices assistants, they added. Earlier the Foundation had trained up 120 SME entrepreneurs from across the country on SME related ICT free of cost. Officials said in next phases, SMEF will arrange such trainings at divisional headquarters to minimise participants’ hassles due to long traveling to the capital from remote areas. Gradually country’s all SME entrepreneurs would be trained on computing as part of government’s pledges, Industries Minister Dilip Barua while visiting the event Thursday evening, said.
“SME Foundation is providing training to SME entrepreneurs to make them competent for E-marketing. The training will be expanded to all small entrepreneurs,” Barua, also the Chairman of SMEF, said. “Efficient use of knowledge of ICT earned through this training will help your respective businesses,” he hoped. SMEF managing director Syed Rezwanul Kabir, deputy general manager Eng Mujibur Rahman also accompanied the Minister. Later, Rezwanul Kabir give away certificates among the participants.
E-commerce has already been proved to be a safe mode of product transfer and a quick and cost-effective tool for campaign worldwide. Total size of such commercial activities stood at $ 407 billion in 2011, from $133 in 2006. in Britain, France and Germany 72 percent of total retail traded are accomplished through e-commerce, official data suggest.