SRINAGAR: A fresh batch of 105 aspiring entrepreneurs including business management graduates, engineers, IT professionals and media professionals has passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) after completing a three-week training program.
There were 11 women in the batch that completed its entrepreneurship training progam on Thursday.
The candidates were trained at the institute’s Pampore campus. The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their own business ventures now, were exposed to a comprehensive training course, mirco plan to equip them with tools they need to start profitable businesses.
The three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) was aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific trainings, leadership and self-development training to the aspiring entrepreneurs.
The specially designed programme exposes aspiring entrepreneurs to a real-life business scenario through simulations. They also get a chance to interact with successful entrepreneurs and technical experts from various fields.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in the latest batch have opted for establishing their ventures in sectors like services, manufacturing and agri-allied.
Sharing her experiences about the training programme, Jamsheda Akhter, a trainee said, “It was a great experience. The three-week training programme is compact and informative.”
Another candidate Arif Nisar said, “It was wonderful to spend three weeks in such an all inclusive training programme. Interaction with a successful entrepreneur gave me a direction and way forward.”
Most of the candidates have registered for the Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) – a key component of the state government’s Sher-e-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) being implemented by JKEDI to help startup entrepreneurs in the job-starved state.
Some of them have registered for Youth Start-Up Loan Scheme (YSLS).