International skill training programme for start-ups to begin from next week

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Srinagar: With the aim to skill and upskill startups in different aspects of enterprise development and create awareness about the latest global trends and developments in skill and entrepreneurship development, J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) in partnership with BRIDGE International is starting first of its kind in J&K, International Skill and Upskilling training program from next week.
According to a statement issued here, the 12-week programme would focus on the themes such as sales & growth, finance & accounting, branding & marketing, human resource management, team building, service excellence and future technologies and will be taught by Eddie Lee, Co-Founder & Group CEO, New Union Holding, Jason Furness, Director of Bridge, Kristian Barnes, CEO, Dentsu Aegis, Bernadette Rolton, Regional Director, HR at Tiffany & CO, Liza Green, Head of Corporate Citizenship, Asia – Pacific at Credit Suisse, Kenny Toh, International Leadership Consultant, Simon Mckenzie, Director of Bridge, Mark Sayer, CFO AVPN, Management and Growth Head, Singapore, Centre for Social Enterprise, Anna Gong, CEO & Founder , Perx Technologies & Peter Yang, Executive Director, Empact.
The duration of this classroom contact course will be of 2 hours every week, besides evaluation of weekly project assignments. Candidates need to register at the JKSDM website www.jkssdm.org by or before September 24, 2018.
“Due to the negligible presence of corporate sector in the state, providing placements to the trained youth has become a major challenge. Therefore, inculcating the culture of entrepreneurship and establishing independent business ventures become imperative for addressing unemployment problem in the state,” a JKSDM official said in the statement.
“This is for the first time senior management executives of (multinational companies) MNC’s will be training startups in J&K and offer end to end solutions. The idea is to equip budding entrepreneurs with vision and strategy to promote their entrepreneurial ventures and become employers, not employees”, he said.
He said 30 candidates possessing bankable project proposals will be shortlisted for this 12 weeks long program. Furthermore, 10 faculty members from various universities in J&K will also be included in the program so that they will also benefit from the program and transfer the knowledge to their students.
“The selection process of startups will be carried out by an expert committee which will be responsible for screening and short listing the applications based on their academic, technical qualification, experience and business plan”, JKSDM official said.