Centre Trains 33 participants including 15 women for self-employment
PAMPORE: The first batch of 33 aspiring entrepreneurs passed out from JKEDI’s Skill Development Centre at Sultanpora (Kandi) in Baramulla. The aspirants were trained for three-weeks to help them establish their own self-employment ventures.
The Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) was attended by candidates from different parts of the district and included 15 women participants as well who were trained under Himayat Self Employment Scheme (HSES), an official handout read.
The training programme was modelled for agri-allied, manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs had chosen activities like sheep farming, manufacturing and trading as their lines of activity, read the handout.
For candidates who chose agri-allied activities, a special four-day sectoral training was also provided and, they were provided on the job training (OJT) at the successful business ventures sponsored by JKEDI earlier, it read.
The three-week EDP was the maiden training programme conducted at the Skill Development Centre after it was established.
For the rest of the candidates, an industrial visit and market survey was part of the training programme. The EDP is 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.
“In the next phase, the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the trained candidates shall be prepared by the institute for their respective activities, to be followed by preparation of financial appraisals and other related processes for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates establish their business ventures and earn livelihood,” the handout added.