The Department of Science and Technology Region VIII, in partnership with UP Institute for Small-Scale Industries, the Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Eastern Visayas State University, will be conducting the "MPEX Level-Up Training Workshop for Eastern Visayas" on May 4-8, 2015 at the Eastern Visayas State University, in Tacloban City.
The term MPEX is referred to as Manufacturing Productivity Extension, is DOST's program to assist micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) in the manufacturing sector to attain higher productivity through improvements in the overall operations of the firm.
The target participants of the said training are the current MPEX consultants from the various state colleges and universities of Region VIII and other interested individuals who wants to be part and be one of MPEX consultants in the region.
The conduct of the 5-day training intervention is in line of DOST Region VIII's efforts to elevate the level of manufacturing efficiency of SMEs as well as the need to assess the Program's impact among the 146 beneficiary firms in Eastern Visayas that participated in the MPEX program for the last 7 years. The training also aims to enhance the capability of the MPEX Consultants by way of face-to-face lecture series and actual firm assessment to be conducted and with the assistance by a team from UP ISSI.