Intilaaqah Syria celebrates the graduation of startups owners from the its advanced training program
On Sunday 14 November 2010, Intilaaqah Syria concluded its first advanced training course at its head office in Damascus.
The graduates were owners of startups who had already attended workshops and professional training on how to start a new business.
Since its inception at the end of 2008, Intilaaqah-Syria has held 30 training courses for young entrepreneurs on how to successfully create and manage their SMEs. So far, 620 trainees have graduated, with each of them having the potential of becoming an established private enterprise in the future. To sustain support and coaching for those entrepreneurs, the Programme has launched the advanced stage of training to train startup owners how to develop their operating small projects.
The advanced stage program has been developed to respond to the reality of the Syrian market.
For a whole month, 22 owners of micro businesses participated in professional practical training on how to improve and develop their companies using the state-of-the-art global managerial and trade techniques, including the latest standards implemented by Shell International.
The trainees also discussed the main problems and difficulties entrepreneurs face while starting up a new business and how to overcome such difficulties.
Intilaaqah-Syria is a social investment initiative by Royal Dutch Shell, and part of the international LiveWire Programme. It provides technical assistance and help to young people who are intent on establishing their own businesses. Shell believes developing the skills of Syrian youth is an integral part of its responsibility towards the development of Syrian society in general and the SME sector in particular.