/ 16 March 2023

THE TARLAC State University and the Department of Trade and Industry have joined forces to help micro, small, and medium enterprises in the province.

Officials of TSU and DTI signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday, March 14, under which MSMEs will get support in securing their registration from the Food and Drug Administration before joining trade fairs.

Officer-in-Charge Provincial Director Zaida Garibay said the three-year partnership
will also extend assistance to students who want to establish their own businesses. They can undergo mentoring with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The joint venture will be supervised by the TSU Extension Services Management Office.

At least ten training sessions are planned for the DTI’s 18 Negosyo Centers this year through their Young Entrepreneurs Project with the theme “Harnessing Our Own Resources for the Advancement of the Youth.”

The university’s poll of experts will provide human resource development services to the community, with select faculty members serving as speakers for training and seminars in April for agrarian reform beneficiaries.

“TSU anticipates that more significant, purposeful, and impactful programs and activities will prosper through this partnership. With the various projects and initiatives, we intend to undertake jointly, we can keep making a difference in our respective communities,” TSU President Dr. Arnold Velasco said.

“We want to give [an] impact [on] the lives of the people that we are training. We need to be innovative, create a ripple effect, and make a change in the community,” Vice President for Research and Extension Services Dr. Murphy Mohammed said.