TESDA, Pilmico launch online baking seminar for SMEs amid COVID-19 pandemic
Aboitiz food business unit Pilmico Foods Corporation has partnered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to launch its online baking seminar for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The COVID-19 pandemic might have brought the world to a screeching halt but not for some home bakers and small bakery business owners,” Pilmico said in a statement.
The Pilmico-TESDA Bake/Cook with Chef Webinar Series is a free, online avenue for learning and skills development for Pilmico customers, including small and medium bakery owners and home bakers, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs.
Pilmico and TESDA’s combined social media following of more than a million individual users helps get more people to make the most of this free online learning sessions.
The webinar series airs on Zoom and Pilmico Flour’s Facebook page thrice a month. It is hosted by Pilmico’s Flour team and features different Pilmico chefs and technical experts from TESDA, with live baking or cooking demonstrations and a question and answer right after.
TESDA believes the webinar series could be one of the solutions to address the unemployment woes of the many Filipinos affected by the community quarantine who had to stop work and have no clear source of income.
“Job security is a major concern during this pandemic. Time and again, we have proven the resilience of Filipinos. But in this kind of situation, everybody needs to be innovative to provide some kind of relief to Filipino families who are affected,” said TESDA Acting Deputy Director-General Lina Sarmiento.