Thirty-four teachers completed the 10th Training for Entrepreneurship Educators (TREE) workshop which closed last Friday, November 29, 2019.
The TREE is conducted twice a year by the Small Enterprises Research and Development Foundation (SERDEF) as a continuing-education program for entrepreneurship teachers and trainers.
TREE aims to upgrade knowledge in entrepreneurship and develop competency in imparting said knowledge in the classroom.
It is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Among the resource persons in the four-day workshop were Aldrin Plaza of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) who discussed “Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Entrepreneurship Education” and Arnold Ray Tenorio of the Philippine Competitiveness Commission (PCC) who spoke about “The PCC and Small and Medium Enterprises.”
Three entrepreneurs presented their respective first-person stories on how they started and grew their business: Melchor Morandarte of Sir Mong Food Products, Chito Madrono of Eureka Toys and Games, and Beverly Aquino of Goto Queen.
The next TREE program will be conducted in July, 2020.
Meanwhile, the “Data and Learning Analytics Program” for entrepreneurship teachers will open in January 2020. The program will teach entrepreneurship faculty to impart data analytics in the classroom as well as help them apply data analytics to facilitate their own non-teaching but labor-intensive functions of grading, checking test papers, and checking attendance.