INFOTEP and CEI-RD culminate SMB Management certification course

Fecha de publicación: 9 March, 2016

  • The course was given to 54 midsized and small exporters, and its objective was to develop new management abilities for small and medium-sized companies, in the goods production, and services sectors.

Santo Domingo. – The National Institute for Technical and Professional Formation (INFOTEP), allied with the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD), certified 54 small and medium businessmen linked to the textile, cosmetic, artisanal, and electronics  sector,  in the SMB management development course.

During the course, the participants utilized new SMB management abilities, in the goods production sector as well as in the services sector, to effectively compete in national and international markets.

The certificate award ceremony was led by Dr. Jean A. Rodriguez and Mr. Rafael Ovalles, Executive Director of the CEI-RD and General Director of INFOTEP, respectively, during an event that took place at CEI-RD headquarters.

Tools for exporting

The General Director of INFOTEP, Rafael Ovalles, said that, by educating the exporters in a dedicated way, they can be given management tools to increase their productivity, keeping in line with the Dominican export products, expansion and diversification policies, driven by President Danilo Medina.

He emphasized that when you optimize the SMB‘s export capabilities, the economy becomes more dynamic, creating greater good job opportunities that go on to improve the quality of people’s lives.

The government official reiterated the institution’s commitment to continue forming the individuals required by the country’s productive sectors in order to increase their competitiveness.

Contribute to the GDP and create jobs

The Executive Director of the CEI-RD, Dr. Jean A. Rodriguez, positively judged the contribution of the SMB’s towards the country’s GDP, and the creation of jobs and remarked, that the initiatives to strengthen SMB training, is among the primary contributing components of that help improve the sector’s competitiveness.

In that spirit, Rodriguez noted the participation of 15 chacabana producers belonging to the “Chacabana Cluster”, who for quite some time have been the object of assistance and accompaniment on behalf of the CEI-RD, in order to increase their competency and knowledge, so they can more effectively run their businesses.

SMB Management

The training courses took place from July 23 to October 15, 2014, and from July 23 to October 15, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. at the CEI-RD, for a combined total of 110 hours.

Participants were trained in sales and marketing, operations and production, accounting & finance, and production costs.  In addition they were given training in safety and occupational health, project formulation, investment projects, labor laws and social security.

Training courses are stipulated under the interagency cooperation agreement that both INFOTEP and CEI-RD subscribe to, since April 2014, through which both parts committed themselves to improving the human resource capabilities of national companies who wish to export, by bringing to them the necessary knowledge and abilities that will allow them to develop more efficiently and participate in international markets.


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