Jammu Tawi, November 24
Three fresh batches comprising of 140 aspiring entrepreneurs including 40 women underwent three-week training programme at Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).
The candidates were trained at ITI Rajouri, Kotranka and ITI Sunderbani under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) being implemented by the institute for entrepreneurship development in the State. The scheme provides 35 per cent seed money (non-refundable) of project cost as per the qualification and the remaining amount is provided as a loan on concessional interest rates by the J&K Bank. 45 candidates were trained at Sunderbani, 54 at Kotranka and 41 at ITI Rajouri.
The three 21-day Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDPs) were modeled for manufacturing, services and agri-allied sectors so as to enable the aspirants chose from a range of entrepreneurial activities viable in their respective areas.
The EDPs are aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business cum sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth.
The trained aspirants hailed the training curriculum which they said has given them confidence to begin their entrepreneurial journey. The participants were having varied educational background including some management graduates.
The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their entrepreneurial journey said they expect further hand holding by JKEDI once they start their business ventures.