INTEL, SME BANK INK MoU ON ICT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING FOR SMEs

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUALA LUMPUR, July 10 (Bernama) -- Intel Malaysia and SME Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibility of two training programmes for SME Bank to complement its existing small medium entrepreneurs (SME) training and development programmes.

The two programmes are Intel® Learn Easy Steps and Intel® Entrepreneurship Basics (E-Basics), said Intel in a statement here today.

It said these training programmes would equip SME owners and young entrepreneurs with the relevant information, communications and technology (ICT) and entrepreneurship skills to further ICT uptake among SMEs.

It said courses are proposed to be offered as a pre-requisite to potential SME owners or entrepreneurs who are interested to take advantage of the loans offered by SME Bank under the SME Development Scheme Fund.

The Intel Learn Easy Steps is a training module suited for adult and youth learners with little or no experience with computers, and who are in need of basic technology skills.

This global programme is designed specifically to help accelerate access to technology and also introduce effective ways for youths and adults to learn how to use technology to increase and improve opportunities for commerce, education, and communication.

E-Basics is a starter toolkit containing context-based learning and modules on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, and aims to enable and empower entrepreneurs to get started, develop and run their business more effectively and efficiently with appropriate technology usage.

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