In keeping with its promise to build capacity for Micro, Small and Medium scale enterprises (MSMEs), the Development Bank of Nigeria has formally commenced the maiden edition of the DBN Entrepreneurship Training Programme, which kicked off simultaneously in Lagos and Abuja on Tuesday, 20th August, 2019.
Designed as a sustainable capacity building Programme, the maiden edition of the training programme seeks to groom the first cohort of 100 MSMEs across a broad range of industries with the requisite skills needed for business success such as:
1. Ensuring MSMEs are well equipped with skills and competencies to defend sound and viable business proposals
2. Improving the capacity of MSMEs to access available credit
3. Optimizing the capacity of MSMEs for efficient utilization of funds, trade, investments and access to markets
Participants were selected after a competitive application process, which was open to Nigerian based MSMEs
The training will include a well-developed curriculum customized to fit the needs of MSMEs, and delivered by an experienced faculty.
Delivery method will be a blended format of face-to-face and online trainings, spanning over a 2 month period for SMEs and 5 days for Micro Enterprises.
This will be complemented with voluntary advisory services by industry experts to the MSMEs after the participants have received a DBN Entrepreneurship Training Certificate.
The DBN Entrepreneurship Training Program is executed by the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan Atlantic University with support from Wider Perspective Limited.