01Products and ServicesName of the Centre:Centro EMPRETEC RDName of the Director:José Frank CuelloEmail-address:firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite:www.Empretec.org.doYear of Inception:2007• Training1. ETW2. ITW (Intrapreneurship Workshop)3. Training for Microentrepreneurs4. Women Entrepreneurship5. Youth Entrepreneurship (to beimplemented in 2012)• Access to short training courses andevents• Information servicesStaff Members:4Number of Entrepreneurs Trainedsince Inception:313Dominican34RepublicEMPRETEC ANNUAL REPORT 2011Highlights of 2010/201102Intrapreneurship Training WorkshopEmpretec RD has launched anIntrapreneurship Training Workshop forthe key managers of the multinationalholding Notions Dominicana, whichconsists of five companies. Through thetraining, Notions key staff was able toenhance productivity of the holding andadopt a more proactive approach tobusiness, which resulted in an increasein exports. Empretec RD receivedexcellent feedback from the generalmanager of Notions who said that hisstaff received a boost in motivation.Launch of training for small bananafarmersOrganic banana production is animportant sector of the Dominicaneconomy and bananas constitute oneof the main exports of the country. In2011, Empretec RD has launcheda training programme targeted atmicroentrepreneurs from the threeregions Valverde, Azua andMontecristi that are in the organicbanana growing business. Theproject, which has been conducted incollaboration with the MDG AchievementFund, was logistically challenging, notonly because producers were dispersedin three different regions but also dueto the low level of literacy amongst theparticipants which required an adjustmentof the Empretec training methodology.Launch of collaboration with theProgresando ProgrammeBased on the successful collaborationwith the First Lady Dr. MargaritaCedeno de Fernandez for the Women inBusiness Award 2010, Empretec RDhas launched a cooperation with theProgresando Programme inNovember 2011. Beneficiaries of theProgresando Programme, whichpromotes the development of familiesin extreme poverty and was initiatedby First Lady Dr. Margarita Cedenode Fernandez, had the chance toparticipate in two Empretec Trainings.