Under the youth development programme, which includes entrepreneurship learning, Youth Development Centre (PPB) students will receive 144 hours of entrepreneurship and business classes.
This was said by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad to a question raised by Legislative Council (LegCo) member Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ibrahim during the 19th LegCo session on Wednesday.
The minister said trainees will be assessed, and those interested will be given mentorship to start their own businesses.
By the end of the course, trainees will conduct the Youth Development Centre Carnival (YDC Carnival) as part of their practical training.
He added that YDC Lights On, which has been carried out since 2019, also incorporates aspects of entrepreneurship learning in collaboration with Shell LiveWIRE Brunei.
Trainees learn about basic and masterclass entrepreneurship levels, as well as an emphasis on promotion and marketing.
Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi said PPB, in collaboration with its strategic partners, has introduced a programme aimed at producing young entrepreneurs and creatives especially in the local garment industry.
The PPB has collaborated with Universiti Teknologi Brunei’s School of Design and PPB-Aewon in conducting a three-day workshop on fashion design technology module.