JKEDI starts training programs in 6 districts; over 300 enrolled
PAMPORE: The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Tuesday started Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) in six districts of the State under Himayat Self Employment Scheme for the unemployed youth, an official press note issued here read.
According to the press note, the three-week training programs (EDPs) started at Baramulla, Budgam, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Samba in which more than 600 candidates, both males and females, shall be trained and imparted lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific and self-development training.
“The EDPs are being conducted under Himayat Self Employment Scheme being implemented by the institute for the educated unemployed youth of the State in the age group of 18-35 years so as to enable them earn their livelihood,” further read the document.
The candidates have chosen a varied range of activities. The trained candidates shall be provided financial linkage under Term Loan Scheme of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC).
“After the training is over, the candidates shall be certified to start their units in retail, services, manufacturing and agro-allied sectors,” read the press note. Three more EDPs shall start in Srinagar, Shopian and Udhampur from today.
EDPs (training) are part of the Institute’s ongoing process “to reach every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and equip the unemployed youth with life sustainable business skills”.
“The EDPs are generally aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth,” the document added.