JKEDI starts 5 training programmes in Jammu division225 youth including females register on first day

BK News Desk/Srinagar
August 16, 2016 CITY 416 Views

Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Tuesday started five fresh training programmes for 225 aspiring entrepreneurs including women in different districts of Jammu division.
The three-week Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Start-Up Loan Scheme (YSLS) began at five district centers of the institute.
On first day of the training programmes, 37 candidates including 11 females registered their names for the training programme in Jammu district, while 45 registered in Udhampur district, 51 in Rajouri, 48 in Ramban and 43 in Kishtwar. The number is likely to reach 250 on second day of the EDPs.
The EDPs are modeled for manufacturing, services, and agri-allied sectors and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various activities to start their entrepreneurial journey. During the EDPs the candidates are motivated to be job providers than job seekers.
JKEDI through its training programmes aims at providing enterprise-led livelihoods by imparting training, sectoral exposure, financialand market linkage, hand holding and mentoring support to aspiring entrepreneurs.
Speaking at the inauguration, JKEDI officials in different training programmes called upon the participating youth to take proper advantage of various entrepreneurship development schemes being implemented by the institute so that the problem of unemployment in Jammu and Kashmir can be addressed.
The EDPs are 21-day-long programmes in which subject experts from various line departments will be invited to interact with the candidates. They will be exposed to a comprehensive training course to start a profitable business.
As part of the training programme the candidates will get opportunity to visit successful entrepreneurial ventures. A special feature of incubation wherein they (candidates) will be exposed to real life business scenario, is also included in the EDPs.

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