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RCED in the service of students

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | June 12, 2020 08:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of the Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), Chandigarh in collaboration with Tech Mahindra Foundation’s SMART-T Centre Mohali organized 7 Online entrepreneurship development programs from April 27 to June 10 to utilize the lock down period to inspire students who were locked in their houses.

While talking to Mr Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, RCED, Chandigarh revealed that around 4200 students have participated in these Online programs. Objective of the programs was to motivate students to come forward to skill themselves as per market demand or entrepreneurship as one of their career options, said Mr Singh. The ultimate aim was to promote new enterprises by inculcating entrepreneurial culture.

He further stated that all end-to-end inputs from project definition, selection to effectively operate the projects, up-scaled entrepreneurship and skill development were the main stressed points.
Programs were held to identify and motivate students towards self-employment and enhance their skills in respective fields. Programs also included awareness stuff to nurture the talent of students by enlightening them on various aspects of industrial activity required for setting up own enterprises.

The course contents of such Entrepreneurship Awareness activities are designed to provide useful information on product/project, selection and project profile preparation, marketing avenues/ techniques, product/service pricing, export opportunities, infrastructure facilities available, financial and financial institutions, cash flow, accounting, product casting etc.

Simultaneously comprehensive training programmes were also organized to upgrade skills of prospective entrepreneurs, existing workforce and also develop skills of new workers and technicians of MSEs by organising various technical cum skill development training programmes with the basic objectives to provide training for their skill upgradation and to equip them with better and improved technological skills of production. The specific tailor made programmes for the skill development were organized in various institutes of Tricity.

 “We offer the students two type of opportunities—self-employment and wage employment. Those who are interested in setting up their own ventures, full handholding support, arranging subsidized loan and follow up provided by them. Students who look for placement opportunities were offered free of cost courses and certification with 100 per cent placement assistant, ” said Mr Singh.   

Singh also revealed that programs received by the student community. Feedback about programs was very positive and encouraging. More than 500 participants approached the EDC for further queries related services they offer, says Mr Singh.

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