Rizal Technological University’s College of Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy (CBEA), under the leadership of its Dean, Dr. Kristine Y. Opulencia, in partnership with the Philippine Trade Training Center – Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA), recently organized a writeshop to prepare modules aligned with the Philippine Skills Framework, specifically catering to the needs of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Titled “Unlocking the Potential of MSMEs through Capacity Building Initiatives,” this extension project held another session on January 24, 2024, at the RTU RND Blue Room, focusing on developing comprehensive modules. These modules cover a range of topics, including International Marketing, Quality Management Systems, Events Planning, Financial System Analysis, Cashflow Management, Diversity Management, and Compensation Management.
The modules, crafted within the Philippine Skills Framework, aim to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and practical skills required by MSMEs. This strategic alignment ensures that the content meets national standards, contributing to the upskilling and development of the MSME workforce nationwide.
Faculty members from all 7 programs within CBEA actively participated as extensionists and developers in the writeshop, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of the initiative. The collaboration between RTU and PTTC-GMEA underscores the importance of academia-industry partnerships in addressing the evolving needs of the business community.
With a commitment to providing industry-relevant education, the university anticipates that these modules will not only meet but also exceed the expectations of MSMEs, fostering their growth, efficiency, and competitiveness. The hope is that this collaborative effort will contribute significantly to the economic resilience and prosperity of the Philippines.