Twenty-two (22) participants consisting of livelihood focal persons of the BWSC, NRCO, OWWA, DOLE NCR, ROs III and IV-A participated in the Pilot-run of the Training on  Business and Work Improvement Course (BWIC) last February 15-19, 2016 at the Lancaster Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

The BWSC as program manager of the DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP) conducted the said training to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the BWIC module. Specifically, it seeks to identify the good points and/or the areas for improvement in terms of the training methodology; relevance and appropriateness of topics; timing and flow of discussion; and clarity of the training materials.

The BWIC is designed to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacities of the DOLE’s livelihood beneficiaries in managing the daily operations of their project, and instituting improvements that would lead to enhancement of their productivity and improvement of their working conditions.

The BWIC covers Visioning and Goal Setting; Organization and Management; Marketing; Production; Finance; Occupational Safety and Health; Productivity Concepts and Basic Business Ethics; and Problem Solving Techniques.

Ms. Ma. Lourdes J. Gonzales and Mr. Luis Reynoso from BWSC discussed the topics on business management, while Ms. Mildred V. Morales and Ms. Amelia C. Kakazu both from the National Wages and Productivity Commission discussed the productivity concepts. Lastly, Ms. Maria Erica V. Mercado from the Occupational Safety and Health Center discussed the topics on safety and health.

BWSC Director Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba stressed in her message that the pilot-run of the said training will eventually enhance the capabilities of the regional livelihood implementers in conducting similar training for the beneficiaries of the 320 demonstration projects under DOLE Sustainable Livelihood Framework, and regular DILEEP. 

BWSC spearheads the Pilot-run of the Training on Business and Work Improvement Course


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