The “Start and Improve Your Business – SIYB Training of Trainers” has started in Mazar-i-Sharif on 30 July 2017 and will run until 10 August 2017.
Jointly organised by the ITCILO’s Promotion of Youth Employment in Afghanistan, the ILO’s Road to Jobs Technical Cooperation project, and the Balkh Chamber of Commerce, the SIYB Training of Trainers aims at preparing future SIYB trainers with the necessary knowledge, tools and methodologies to effectively teach the SIYB training package.
Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) is currently the largest global business management training programme with a focus on starting and improving businesses as a strategy for creating more and better employment for women and men. It supports the sustainable development goals by promoting business development policies that support decent job creation, entrepreneurship and encourage the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises; and productive employment and decent work for all, including the youth and persons with disabilities.
Participants completing the two week course “Start and Improve Your Business – SIYB Training of Trainers” will be accredited to participate as trainers in the following two week course “Start and Improve Your Business – Training of Entrepreneurs”.
This ToT course is the first step in obtaining the certification as SIYB trainers. It is facilitated by ILO-certified Master Trainers and will introduce participants to both the technical content of the relevant SIYB package and to adult learning methodologies. Participants who have attended the two courses, who have taken part in organizing and facilitating a Training of Entrepreneurs (ToE), and have attended a competency reinforcement workshop will be certified as ILO SIYB trainers and have the credentials to offer SIYB training to potential entrepreneurs and SMEs.
SIYB trainers play a key role in SIYB implementation as they are responsible for training entrepreneurs – starting from understanding their training needs to post-training followup support provision.