SRINAGAR: A fresh batch of 76 aspiring entrepreneurs Thursday passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) after completing a three-week training programme.
Keeping up with the trend, 18 women were part of the latest batch that underwent training at JKEDI’s Pampore campus to take enterprise creation as their career option.
Sharing their experience at the valedictory ceremony, a group of woman candidates said, “There is a dire need for women of Kashmir to gain economic independence and the institutes like JKEDI are an origin point for those who wish to compete in male-dominant social setup.”
“We are satisfied with our decision of choosing entrepreneurship as our career option,” they said.
The aspiring entrepreneurs, who completed the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP), were part of two separate batches. The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their own business ventures now, were exposed to the “comprehensive training course” to equip them with what they need to start a profitable business.
The candidates trained were from diverse educational backgrounds and have chosen manufacturing and services sectors as their lines of activity. They also had interactions with successful entrepreneurs.