JAMMU: A fresh batch of 28 aspiring entrepreneurs passed out from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Jammu after completing the three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) on Friday.
The 28 female candidates were trained for self-employment at Centre for Women Entrepreneurship (CWE), Exhibition Ground, Jammu, a program vertical of JKEDI under Himayat scheme, an initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and implemented by JKEDI.
The training program was modeled for manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various activities like landscaping, dairy farming, manufacturing, retail outlets, paying guest houses and boutiques as their lines of activity. The trained aspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the programme.
EDP (training) is 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 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. Mohammad Yassir was the Course Coordinator of the programme and Divya Bhushan was trainer of the program.
As part of EDP the participants hailing from different districts of Jammu division were deputed for field visits, business incubations and market survey as well.
Speaking at the valediction, Dr. Majid Manzoor, Chief Program Officer, JKEDI said unemployment is a serious threat for the state of Jammu and Kashmir and the Government can only accommodate limited number of people. Entrepreneurship is the only solution to this chronic problem. The CPO congratulated the aspiring female entrepreneurs for taking timely and life changing decision by choosing entrepreneurship as their career choice. The CPO promised the trained candidates speedy disbursement of funds to enable them start their business ventures.