The programs will be implemented with blended learning, which is a combination of webinars, e-learning and even physical learning.
by AZALEA AZUAR / Pic Source: PKNS
The annual Selangor 2021 Entrepreneurs League will start with four categories: Tunas Business Program (PROTUNe), PKNS Program for Graduate Entrepreneurs (GROW), SAY ASPIRE and SAY LEAD.
Selangor State Development Corp (PKNS) CEO Siti Zubaidah Abd Jabar (pictured) said that during the nationwide lockout period, the programs will be implemented with a blended learning that is a combination of webinars , e-learning and even physical learning.
“We have been implementing this program since April 14 this year and participants can continue to learn entrepreneurial knowledge continuously even after the program ends. In addition, learning will be done through the learning management system, a program made especially for PROTUNe, ”he said.
Siti Zubaidah also said the Selangor State Entrepreneurship Division will provide a platform called digital dashboard where entrepreneurs will be provided with queries, advice and suggestions.
“Entrepreneurs will receive consultation from the Selangor State Entrepreneurship Division where they will try to help entrepreneurs and solve problems by giving suggestions and taking into account their existing infrastructure, either by the state government, etc.”
He also said the GROW program last year managed to run 90% of its program online.
“If we look at the 2020 records, sales of GROW entrepreneurs have reached RM 4.45 million in six months. This is the second highest sales revenue during the GROW program implemented since 2006, ”he said.
It shows that even during the first period of the Order of Movement Control (MCO), it does not affect the business initiatives implemented by GROW entrepreneurs, with the help of consultants.
“The opportunities obtained by GROW employers are very large and it also provides job opportunities to the people affected with an increase of 21%.
“Our GROW participants managed to increase sales by up to 4%. Apart from increasing job opportunities, they have also obtained or expanded these business opportunities by appointing 400 people agents. Therefore, these efforts will continue to be implemented this year, ”said Siti Zubaidah.
According to the chairman of the Selangor Housing and Urban Welfare Development Committee, Rodziah Ismail, the
The PROTUNe category is for high school students, while GROW is for entrepreneurial college graduates.
The third category is SAY ASPIRE with the participation of young entrepreneurs from Selangor who are “ready for export”, while the last category, SAY LEAD is made up of selected disabled entrepreneurs from various sectors of the state “, he said during the virtual launch of the program.
The program is a joint effort between PKNS and the Selangor Youth Community (SAY) to produce entrepreneurs in Selangor from various sectors.
About 350 entrepreneurs from the state will participate in the Selangor 2021 Business League.
“Since the Covid-19 pandemic began in late 2019, we have seen entrepreneurs doing their best to adapt to the reforms of their respective businesses,” Rodziah said.
This program would help create competition among young entrepreneurs. At the same time, it acts as a network platform where participants would share their knowledge and experiences, in addition to learning from each other.
SAY CEO Nurul Azwa Rodzi said that currently, the MCO has made it difficult for them to carry out their market penetration strategy where they should take their entrepreneurs on business trips.
“Therefore, we will run by stages starting from aseanos countries, until the segment of halal countries and other countries that will identify in function of the potential of the company. At the moment, we are also launching overseas sales through e-commerce programs in collaboration with agencies, ”he explained.