Teacher trainees learn entrepreneurship

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday October 23rd, 2013


TRAINEE teachers leaving Don Bosco Technological Institute can teach business on top of their trade subjects in schools.

Acting managing director of Small Business Development Corporation Henry Marasembi said those taught business in secondary and TVET institutions would have developed an entrepreneurial mindset and consider self-employment as a career option after leaving school or college.

The entrepreneurship course was introduced to Don Bosco Technological Institute in 2010

The courses can be spread over a term or two in the normal school timetable with an anticipated 120 hours. 

The course can also be conducted over a two-week full time integrated training.

“The government has recognised this as important educational programme and has funded it as a public investment programme since 2009 and concluded in 2012,” Marasembi said.

“SBDC under an agreement with the education department has implemented the pilot phase in selected pilot schools in the PNG.”