Pilmico opens business innovation center at TESDA compound
Pilmico, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., has turned over yesterday the business innovation center called Wooden Spoon located inside the TESDA Compound in Taguig City.
Wooden Spoon is named after Pilmico’s flagship flour brand and one of every baker’s most reliable tools.
The newly renovated facility is set to provide opportunities for women and aspiring business owners to get started on their very own bakery business.
Designed to mimic an actual business production line, the facility is equipped with up-to-date baking equipment and Cafe Juana, a cafe that lets students market and sell their own products.
“We will stay true to our mission of empowering budding entrepreneurs, and shaping chefs and baristas who share with us the same promise of advancing business and communities. We in the Aboitiz Foundation and our partners in Pilmico commit to do our best to help TESDA Women’s Center’s Bakery and Pastry Production NC II program be accredited at the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System. We will also continue to find more ways to promote education as an enabler of growth and enterprise development- thus, helping more Filipinos earn more income and have better lives,” said Maribeth Marasigan, chief operating officer of Aboitiz Foundation.
The renovation of the 500 square-meter space is estimated to cost about P6 million, with 3.6m dedicated for the outfitting and design, and 2.2m for the state-of-the-art baking equipment.