Capability Enhancement Training Program for OTOP Entrepreneurs in the Northern Philippines
This study was designed to develop a training program for OTOP entrepreneurs in Northern Philippines (Region 1). Using descriptive method of research. Respondents were selected based on DTI and DOST recommendations, with business activities aligned with the OTOP product; and situated in the eight cities of Region 1. The data were gathered using the questionnaire covering SMEs profile, entrepreneurial competencies and practices. It was pilot tested and validated using Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient with 86% reliability level. The data drawn supplied the interpretation from frequency counts, percentages, averages and weighted mean, tools for the analysis.
Keywords- One Town One Product Entrepreneurs, Training Programs, Capability Enhancement Training.