The Training and Development program of the Business and Cooperatives Development (BCD) Division is designed to have only one focus and that is to transfer business and entrepreneurship skills to a wider section of Solomon Islands society.
This includes training of potential business entrepreneurs, existing SMEs, CBOs, NSAs and individuals that are interested to venture into business activities throughout the Solomon Islands. The emphasis of the program is to equip potential Solomon Islanders with the necessary skills and knowledge that will assist or help them to start their own business or manage their own business enterprise and at the same time access to other relevant business information (finance, market and institutional or capacity building).
In the provinces, the BCD Division coordinates with the Ministry of Commerce’s (MCILI) Industrial Development Division (IDD), through the IDD’s provincial offices and its Business Development Centre (BDC) in Noro to offer its training and development programs.
Private Sector Service Providers
The BCD Division outsources its business skills trainings to Private Sector Service Providers such as the Solomon Islands Small Business Enterprise Centre (SISBEC) and Tefila and MASE. These Private Sector Service Providers may changed after a certain period so interested persons or groups are encouraged to contact the Business Unit of the Business and Cooperatives Development Division to find out more about its Service Providers or to find out more about how to apply to become a Service Provider.