ASEAN, US launches e-learning platform for small and medium businesses

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), along with the US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), have launched the Academy of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASEAN SME Academy 2.0.1 Update), an improved version of the online learning platform.

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The Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Dato’ Lim Guk Hoi.

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The initiative aims to support companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery phase, through advanced tools and courses available in Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese on digital skills development.

According to Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN, digitization is a new requirement for growth and competitiveness for all businesses and economies.

In this sense, he noted that changing the business mindset to take advantage of digital technologies is the key to success.

On his part, Ambassador Ted Osius, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, said:ASEAN SME Academy 2.0.1 Update It is a partnership between the two parties aimed at empowering small and medium businesses in the region.

Meanwhile, Kate Rebholz, Chargé d’Affairs at the US Mission to ASEAN, said the new initiative will help thousands of businesses in Southeast Asia weather the effects of the pandemic, build resilience for the future and adapt to the digital growth of the global economy. .


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