Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation Silvio Schembri and Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia launched the e-Biznify initiative, an accredited training programme specialising in e-Commerce and delivered through a customised e-learning platform.
“e-Commerce continues to flourish. It is radically changing the way business is developed. Many consumers expect to find their favourite sellers online by default. The government considers e-Commerce as a key enabler in transforming micros’ and SMEs’ operations to embrace business in the digital age and take the next steps to equip them to compete effectively in today’s global marketplace. The e-Biznify e-Commerce Training Programme is a great opportunity for the participants to familiarise themselves with policies associated with the e-Commerce system,” said Parliamentary Secretary Silvio Schembri.
Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds and Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia stated that we are on the brink of another technological revolution, the 4th industrial revolution, where business is shifting to an increasingly digital form of operations. “With tech and economic development happening at a breakneck pace all around the world, it is not hard to envision how advances in technologies are leading to the automation of our future”, noted Parliamentary Secretary Farrugia.
“We acknowledge that SMEs are often slow to adopt new developments in the ICT sector, and EU funds are intended to help them, help cross-border e-commerce and SME competitiveness, but not just that—Digital Platform solutions allow firms to match supply with demand more efficiently, which will in turn help SMEs improve price discovery process and access a wider source of supplies. It also helps improve inventory tracking and generate analytical dashboards of sales data. That is why I want to thank the Malta Communications Authority, which sought EU funds to help us achieve these objectives. The project we are launching today, the e-Commerce training programme, worth €321,000, will train 200 persons hailing from the business sector”, concluded Aaron Farrugia.
The course is accredited by the National Commission of Further and Higher Education and delivered online via an e-learning platform, and completely free of charge. Its aim is to help the community as a whole to understand and become proficient in e-Commerce.
The e-Biznify project falls under the European Social Fund programme through an investment of €320,000 and will be managed by the Malta Communications Authority. The first course will commence in October of 2018.
To register for the e-Biznify course one may visit: www.mca.org.mt/initiatives/e-commerce-training-programme.