Srinagar: The second lecture session of International Skill and Upskilling Programme for startups was held here. The lecture was delivered by Simon McKenzie, one of the founding director’s of BRIDGE International, Singapore on the topic “Motivation and Positivity: Being at one’s best”.
According to a statement issued here, the session included power point presentations and participatory exercises on personality development, positive thinking and how to overcome various obstacles that individuals, in general and entrepreneurs, in particular face in their daily lives.
“The program aims to skill and upskill startups in different aspects of entrepreneurship development and is being organized by J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) in partnership with BRIDGE International. It is the first of its kind, program in J&K wherein budding startups will be directly interacting with global industry experts and gaining information on different vision and strategies which can be put into use by these startups for scaling up their venture,” the statement said.
The fully sponsored 12-week programme is being taught by 10 internationally acclaimed industry experts from various countries and focuses on the themes such as sales & growth, finance & accounting, branding & marketing, human resource management, team building, service excellence and future technologies, it said.
“We are trying our best to enhance the skill and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the state and provide exposure to your youth to enable them in making informed decision about setting up or scaling upon their business ventures”, a JKSDM official said.
“I am hopeful that sharing of my knowledge and experiences will benefit these upcoming entrepreneurs in establishing and scaling up their business”, said Simon McKenzie, Director, BRIDGE International.
“It was a useful exercise and I will try to utilize these experiences in scaling up my business, said Ashfaq, an entrepreneur.
In order to promote skill & entrepreneurship development in the state, JKSDM has been organizing various youth development programs in collaboration with various skilling, upskilling and meta-skilling programs in collaboration with national and multinational organizations.