After the successful Technopreneurship Summit last February, I hosted a cocktail dinner in my house in for the Filipino technopreneurs to have a meet and greet with the country’s tech giants Manny V. Pangilinan and Engr. Dado Banatao to thank them for the support that they have given for last year and this year’s summit.
Successful technopreneurs and giants in the Silicon Valley shared their views and insights on how to revolutionize the way entrepreneurs do business with the help of technology.
Thriving and successful Filipino technopreneurs are now considered as prime movers in the world of technopreneurship.
Chic’s E-Learning Venture
Inspired by the power of the internet to disseminate information rapidly, Chic R. Francisco has decided to use this dynamic medium in her e-learning venture. Her first business enterprise was a dress shop, successively followed by a fashion school, a publishing house and now an e-learning project which teaches pattern-making through her website: www.chicfrancisco.com.
Having been invited by the TESDA to be one its technical adviser to set up the guidelines and standards of training for the garment sector and training centers in the 90’s, Chic was made aware that thousands of our people are employed as sewers, but they do not know how to take body measurements nor how to draft dress patterns, which Chic realized is also the sorry predicament of sewers in other third world countries. This gave Chic the impetus to offer through her website, free very fundament on the subject.
This is precisely to empower thousands by adding more competencies to their existing knowledge or skill, thus enabling them the ability to be on their own, or at least add to their salaried income by being able to accept orders at home and later on set up their garment business.
These free lessons available in Chic’s website are: How to Take Body Measurements; How to Draft the Basic Dress with Waistline; How to Draft a Straight Blouse with a Sports Collar and Basic Sleeves are so detailed and comprehensive that many of her viewers have made comments saying that they have chosen Chic to be their sole tutor in pattern drafting and sewing.
Sometime in May, Chic’s e-book entitled The Step-by-Step Guide to Pattern Drafting of Various Ladies’ Pants and an e-learning supplementary material on the same subject will be available. Both of which may be ordered from her website. Chic is already preparing more e-learning lessons on fashion design and more lessons on pattern drafting.
The thought that this e-learning endeavor has far-reaching effects on people’s lives makes Chic immensely excited. Although she was already preparing to take things easy, the idea that she can still make her presence felt among countless individuals has so raised her energy level that her e-learning project keeps her thoroughly occupied.