Entrepreneurship Course Equips Youth with Business Skills

More than 30 out of school youths are learning how to make banana bread, chips, fruit wine and cardamom tea at a basic entrepreneurship course in Tsirang.

Gyan Kuma Subba is one of the trainees. The training has provided him with many business ideas. “I had no idea that there is so much we can do,” he said. “I also learned a lot about marketing and customer service.”

Dhan Kumar Shyangden is the trainer. “This course basically helps the youths to understand the basics of business and the areas where they can really work,” he said.

The trainers showcased their products at the Sunday market in Damphu. The 10-day regional training is the second such training targeting out of school youths. It is being jointly organised by the Labour and Human Resources Ministry in collaboration with the Thimphu Tech Park.

Similar training will be conducted in other regions of the country.

 

By Namgay Wangchuk (This article has been edited for the Bhutan Times)

This article first appeared on BBS.


Related Posts

Thimphu TechPark aims to attract foreign investment

The main mission of the company is to attract reputed IT/ITES companies from both within Bhutan and around the world to...

Oct 01, 2017 17:37

Bhutanese Youths head to South Korea for Vocational Training

A total of 18 young Bhutanese headed to South Korea’s Jeju Province in late Sept 2017 where they will undergo trainings...

Oct 06, 2017 17:30

Starting a Business at the Global Entrepreneurship Week

An industry can be classified as a manufacturing, construction or service industry. The Regional Trade and Industry...

Nov 19, 2017 10:43

Bhutan to Graduate from Least Developed Countries Group by 2022

Bhutan has stable political, economic and social settings that could attract a lot of Foreign Direct Investments.

Nov 17, 2017 09:01

Applying the Concept of GNH on Social Enterprises

The essence of a social entrepreneur is what they can do and how they can balance the social and the commercial aspects...

Nov 14, 2017 07:47

Climate Information Vital for Agriculture

The Agriculture officer with agricultural research and extension division, Sagar Acharya, said that the usage of climate...

Nov 13, 2017 08:00

Latest

News

Govt. to Waive Royalty for Tourists Visiting Eastern Bhutan

“Tourists visiting eastern dzongkhags need not pay the daily fee of USD 65 once the proposal comes through,” he said. The government, he...

Nov 15, 2017 07:18

A Gift from His Majesty The King to the People - Drop in Petrol Prices

“The reduction of fuel prices was not passed down because of the fear in the reduction of the domestic revenue, but to honour His Majesty’s...

Nov 11, 2017 10:52

Features

Conserving the Traditional Art of Weaving

The mission of the Royal Textile Academy is to preserve and promote the traditional form of weaving.

Nov 18, 2017 10:36

The Disappearing Practice of Polyandry

The traditional practice of polyandry in Laya was born out of necessity – the remoteness of the place. Located up in the highlands, Laya...

Nov 10, 2017 06:50

Sports

Chencho Gyeltshen Named Most Valuable Player

The home team fought hard against one of the best Middle Eastern teams with experienced professional players and a physically strong team.

Nov 16, 2017 05:28

Coach Pema Returns to Lead National Squad

Coach Pema has the experience of leading the boys since he first took over the squad in the match against the Maldives during the world cup...

Nov 04, 2017 17:30

Business

Starting a Business at the Global Entrepreneurship Week

An industry can be classified as a manufacturing, construction or service industry. The Regional Trade and Industry Office (RTIO) issues...

Nov 19, 2017 10:43

Bhutan to Graduate from Least Developed Countries Group by 2022

Bhutan has stable political, economic and social settings that could attract a lot of Foreign Direct Investments.

Nov 17, 2017 09:01

Travel

Professionalising Bhutanese Tour Guides

When tourists arrive in Bhutan, the first thing they see is not the pristine mountains or the serene environment. They see the guides.

Nov 11, 2017 12:24

Pray to Conceive at the Chimi Lhakhang

For couples who longed to have children, miracles were said to have happened after they have received fertility blessings at the Chimi...

Nov 08, 2017 08:44

Lifestyle

Efficacy of Traditional Bhutanese Medicine

Research carried out by a postgraduate student at the faculty of traditional medicine under Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences...

Nov 07, 2017 07:39

Popularity of Bhutan Natural's Lemongrass Oil

Bhutan Natural began to import Lemongrass oil from Bhutan in 2016. “We have since established ourselves as a reliable supplier of Bhutan...

Nov 05, 2017 10:41

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!