At the launching event. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Centre for Support of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the North (TAC-Hanoi) in partnership with MVV Entrepreneur Academy Corporation launched SME E-learning, a free online course for the SMEs, on September 28.

The SME E-learning features various online lessons covering key corporate issues, including sales and marketing, finance, accounting, human resources management, production management, strategic thinking and leadership skills, said Director of the TAC-Hanoi Le Van Khuong.

The move is part of the centre’s efforts to assist with the enforcement of the Law on Support for SMEs, which took effect from January 1, 2018, he noted, adding that it aims to provide fundamental knowledge and management skills for business managers and startup owners.

The course was built on the MVV Everlearn e-learning platform, using cloud computing technology, to offer integrated advanced learning tools. With this system, learners can study anywhere at any time on their smartphones. They will also benefit from a wide range of online learning materials, including numerous case study videos, and at the same time, they can contact and interact with each other on the system.

Khuong said he hopes that the SME E-learning will encourage more Vietnamese SMEs to pay heed to human resources development.

This year, the course provides free 15 online lessons, developed by the MVV Entrepreneur Academy Corporation. All the lessons are available on the website: vietnamsme.gov.vn and the Facebook fanpage: facebook.com/TACHANOI. Learners can register to join the course via http://bit.ly/sme-elearning.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, about 98 percent of the over 700,000 businesses in Vietnam are SMEs and the private economic sector – of which SMEs make up the majority – contributes about 48 percent to the country’s GDP and creates over 50 percent of total jobs. –VNA