First time ever, students to pit business acumen
Dimapur, February 11
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s part of skill development initiative, the IMPACT 5000 BY 18 campaign, YouthNet on Wednesday entered into a partnership with the department of Youth Resources and Sports to launch ‘first cut,’ an inter-collegiate competition on entrepreneurship and business.The event commenced on February 11 in Tetso College of Dimapur. Editor of Nagaland Post, Geoffrey Yaden, an exemplary entrepreneur himself, was the chief mentor for the 100 young college students who are taking a shot at knowing what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
The two-week activity-based program included tasks such as revenue generation, negotiation, communication, team work. During the course of this program each selected team will be given a capital amount of Rs. 10, 000, which they will be utilizing for profit-making ventures during the given stipulated time.
The teams will be monitored and judged on different parameters both by the respective colleges YouthNet and 6 local young entrepreneurs. They are Inoto Khulu, Oren Ovung, Amongba, Sentinaro, Apong and Wapong Meren.
The winners of the competition will receive an all expense business educational trip to a metropolitan city, where they will interact with CEOs and visit their companies.
The participating colleges from Kohima and Dimapur are Baptist College, Japfii Christian College, Kohima College, Kohima Science College, Sazolie College, St. Joseph’s College, C-Edge College, Engineering College NU, ICFAI, Mount Mary College, Salesian College of Higher Education, Shiv City College, SM College, Tetso College and Sakus Mission College.
The success of this program YouthNet would decided future plans to take the event to other districts of Nagaland.