• June 6, 2024

Padang, June 6, 2024 – IPC Terminal Petikemas (IPC TPK) organized Entrepreneurship Training for the wives of Stevedores, port sanitation workers, and community mothers around Teluk Bayur Port. The entrepreneurship training took place at Hokky Cooking Course, Padang Barat, Kota Padang, as part of IPC TPK’s Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility program aimed at enhancing the welfare of Stevedores, sanitation workers, and nearby community members, while fostering new SME entrepreneurs in Kota Padang.

Guna Mulyana, President Director of IPC Terminal Petikemas, stated that IPC TPK is committed to enhancing the welfare of local residents around the port areas by improving their capabilities through culinary training. This time, 20 housewives were equipped with baking skills to start home-based businesses and increase household income.

Padang becomes the third location for IPC TPK’s Entrepreneurship Training TJSL Program, following previous sessions held in 2022 at IPC TPK Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, and in 2023 at IPC TPK Panjang, Lampung. This program aligns with one of Pelindo Group’s 13 Strategic CSR Programs set by PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Persero) in the Economic and SME Empowerment field, specifically the Empowerment of SMEs – Maritimepreneur program.

The initiative reflects the company’s commitment to contributing to SDG 4.3.1, which aims to increase the participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training within the last 12 months, disaggregated by sex.

The Entrepreneurship Training involved Hokky Cooking Course, an experienced culinary training institution in Kota Padang, to provide skills in making popular cakes such as lapis surabaya, brownies, and roll cakes. Beyond skills training, participants also received guidance on packaging, ingredient selection, and pricing.

Participants showed great enthusiasm for the entrepreneurship training themed “Creating Business Opportunities from Home.” Suci, one of the participants, expressed her joy in joining the program, noting that it enriched her knowledge and experience, and provided an opportunity to make new friends. She highlighted that they were not only taught how to bake cakes but also how to package them attractively for sale, thus increasing their income.

“We hope that after completing this training, participants can seize new business opportunities and foster micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) around IPC TPK’s operational areas,” concluded Guna.