Small businesses form the backbone of our society. It is well understood that it is the smaller enterprise that drives economic growth and creates employment, but they are also, just like PPM, way more willing to take risks when it comes to new technologies and different ways of thinking.
PPM’s Adult Education Training (AET) programme focuses on growing functional literacy and numeracy training in our communities and amongst our employees, and the offer starts at basic AET levels and runs through to Foundational Learning Competency (FLC). The programme runs for three months and most candidates can progress to AET Level 4 in the space of 12 months.
This is a vital solution for small business owners and entrepreneurs in the community who are finding unique ways to make a living in very trying times, without basic training.
The intention to create a meaningful impact in our communities includes finding ways to support small businesses. The Community Crusher, which started as a non-profit project and is now showing potential to be a fully-fledged business that services most of our building projects, needs mentioning. Vitally, it only employs community members, of which the majority are women - the true leaders of our communities.
Our small businesses get knocked down, pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and move forward. We support them because we share an entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of responsibility, one that consistently reminds us that we play a vital role in ensuring our communities grow and flourish.