DTI Negros Occidental underscores CLEEP updates
Negros Occidental (6 September) -- The Department of Trade and Industry underscored the province's Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program.
As of September 15, DTI-Negros Occidental has recorded 984 jobs generated through the program while 600 beneficiaries have been provided access to financing, both in the One-Town-One Product (OTOP) and the Non-OTOP components.
Under the OTOP component, DTI provides comprehensive package of assistance to MSMEs and OFWs through a convergence of services by LGUs, NGAs, and private sector in product and design development, skills and entrepreneurial training, marketing assistance and introduction of appropriate technologies.
Provision of comprehensive package of assistance to MSMEs and OFWs through a convergence of services by LGUs, NGAs, and private sector for LIVELIHOOD projects are under the Non-OTOP component. This also includes programs such as CARP.
DTI has conducted a total of 119 trainings, 51 for entrepreneurship, 40 for skills, one for management and 27 for market clinics, product development and the like which brings to a total of 4,528 participants under CLEEP.
The DTI-CLEEP services include: Business Ideas Promotion, Skills Training, Management Trainings, Product Development and Design, Financial Assistance and Marketing Assistance.
The Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) is the administration's nationwide effort intended to protect the country's most vulnerable sectors --- such as the poor, returning expatriates, workers in the export industry, and out-of-school youths, from threats and consequences of reduced or lost income as a consequence of the global economic crisis --- by providing emergency employment and funding and supervising livelihood projects. (PIA/EAD) [top]