The Government has trained more than nine thousand micro, small and medium enterprises in the last two years through INFOTEP.
The National Institute of Technical Professional Training (INFOTEP) informed that it has attended the demand for training services of 9,478 micro, small and medium enterprises, through the business services departments of the different regional directorates, in the last two years.
This information was released by the general director of INFOTEP, Rafael Santos Badía, who affirmed that the institution works to strengthen the productive fabric of the Dominican Republic.
“We are aligned with the central government’s strategies to improve the profitability and productivity of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and this exercise to see what impact we have had in the last two years shows that we are on the right track,” explained Santos Badía.
During these training actions, 142,647 certifications have been issued, delivered in the period August 2020-May 2022.
In that interval, through the Department of Business Services, INFOTEP has served 1,279 micro-enterprises, 2,961 small enterprises and 5,238 medium-sized enterprises.
Similarly, the governing body of technical and professional training in the country has trained 21,980 participants through micro-enterprises, 42,307 participants in small enterprises and 78,360 participants in medium-sized enterprises.
Program for Improving Quality and Productivity in MSMEs
Together with the Directorate of Business Competitiveness and the Directorate of Innovation and Development, the fourth phase of the Program for Improving the Quality and Productivity of MSMEs was implemented, benefiting 12 companies and training six new MSME advisors to ensure the program’s sustainability.
The participating companies, which are located in the northern, southern, eastern and Santo Domingo regions, belong to the industrial, commercial and service sectors and receive advice and support for a period of eight months.
This program began with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as the Center for Quality and Productivity (CECAPRO) and the National Technological University (UTN) in Costa Rica.
Currently, INFOTEP is developing this program through the Center for Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the support of its advisors.