Students conclude entrepreneurship placement course

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THE 22nd Young Entrepreneurship Placement Programme concluded yesterday with a certificate and award presentation ceremony at the Entrepreneurial Development Centre (EDC) in Sinaut, Tutong.

A total of 45 students from five secondary schools in Brunei received certificates for their participation in the programme.

Organised biannually by the EDC under the Ministry and Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR), the programme aims to expose the students to basic knowledge on starting and managing a business.

On hand to present the certificates to the participants yesterday was the Deputy Permanent Secretary (Industrial Development and Entrepreneurship) at the MIPR, Haji Khairuddin Haji Abd Hamid.

In his speech, the Deputy Permanent Secretary highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship in the Sultanate, adding that the entrepreneurs aid in the development of the economy and achieve the nation’s 2035 vision.

In a statement, the Ministry said it hopes to provide the basic entrepreneurial knowledge and skillsets to the participants and expect the students to be more confident, positive, competitive.

Throughout the programme, A number of successful local entrepreneurs were invited to deliver a talk on entrepreneurship and share their experiences to the participating students. They also assisted the students in preparing a business plan as well as providing tips in basic business management, marketing and accounting.

The students also visited the business premises run by the successful local entrepreneurs, where they were given the opportunity to get a hands on look at the business operations.

Outstanding participants were also awarded yesterday in various categories, including best overall male and female participants, neatest attire and tidiest incubator.

The Brunei Times