In-country training on entrepreneurship and management to resolve unemployment
To reduce the unemployment rates in the country, a in-country training program on Entrepreneurship and Management in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) was organized for the last five days in the capital which concluded last Friday.
Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, typically a start-up company offering an innovative product, process or the services, according to the press release from the Ministry of Labor.
“The five days of entrepreneurship and management in TVET was full of knowledge gaining, knowledge exchanging and knowledge sharing program between the participants and resource person”, said Dhiren Rai, one of the participants. “This type of TVET program needs mushrooming in every corners of Bhutan to make the public eligible and efficient in their work”.
“I joined this program, Entrepreneurship and Management in TVET mainly to get myself educated and skilled in the field of entrepreneurship”, said another participants Jigme Yolzer, who is working with IBEST institute. “I learned lots of things that I didn’t know before now I will disseminate the skill that I have acquired while am back at institute”.
He added that, through this training he was motivated and strongly looking forward to be an entrepreneur, as a same time he looks forward to acquire the skills.
“Through this program I think we can bring up more entrepreneurs to bring down the unemployment rate in the country”, said Jigme.
This in-country training program in Bhutan aims to further awareness of the participants on the relevance of entrepreneurship education in present times and the need to divert a significant chunk of TVET graduates from wage employment to entrepreneurial careers in a developing country like Bhutan; stated the press release.
The program had trained the participants on adopting new strategies for entrepreneurship promotion in TVET; on instilling high achievement motive amongst the graduates; in having knowledge of the facilities; incentives and loans offered to entrepreneurs in the country; management of human resources and understanding the complete process of entrepreneurship.
The main objectives of program was to apply blue ocean strategy for entrepreneurship promotion in TVET; to appreciate significance of leadership and managerial skills in entrepreneurs; to develop expertise on instilling high achievement motive amongst the TVET students; to have knowledge of expectations of entrepreneurs from TVET system and to prepare an action plan for strengthening entrepreneurship education in TVET Institutions of Bhutan.
The participants were taught about the relevance of the entrepreneurship in the present times; about the leadership and managerial skills for entrepreneurs; about an application of blue ocean strategy for entrepreneurship promotion in TVET and to facilities, incentives and loans offered to entrepreneurs in Bhutan and managing human resources in enterprises.
Meanwhile, the participants were from the TVET training provider both from private and public institutes. Seven of them are from private institutes, 13 are from the public institutes and ten of them are from the ministry of labor. In total 30 participants have participated for the training which was organized by the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) for Technician Education in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources under the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources.