Capacity building trainings held to strengthen textile sector in Armenia's northern regions
In the framework of the project “Textile for a sustainable economic development of the northern regions of Armenia”, implemented by Gegharkunik, Shirak and Lori Chambers of Commerce and Industry, through an action grant by EU-SMEDA project, a number of trainings and capacity building activities are implemented to strengthen the skills of sole entrepreneurs. As part of such measures, a “Business Planning Training” was held in Armenia’s second largest city Gyumri. The final stage of the training was held on 26 September, 2018, where the participants: self-employed individuals from the textile field, presented their products and Business Plans, which they had developed as a result of the one-week training.
Moreover, each participant made a presentation with assessment of similar businesses, market trends, prices, statistics on competitiveness and market, etc., which they had learned at the training. To complete their know-how, they had developed marketing strategy and made estimation of investments needed to expand further (e. g. weaving machines, additional money for production, etc.).
The event was summed up by a Certificate Award ceremony to mark the successful completion of the training in Gyumri.
A similar training was held in Vanadzor city one month earlier targeting local SMEs and individuals from textile sector. Out of them, the 4 best entrepreneurs were awarded with small grants by GCCI to kick off their business projects. Additionally, trainings are organised in Vanadzor for a small group of unemployed women who want to learn sewing techniques in Vanadzor’s Gloria sewing factory. See the video demonstrating a small fragment of the training: https://bit.ly/2xPpp78
As part of the training, Gyumri’s Technological college presented a syllabus for a 3-month sewing training course. An initial agreement was reached between LENTEX textile company and Gyumri technological college to provide jobs to successful graduates of the mentioned training course.
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The Demo Day of the third batch of graduating startups of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy was successfully held on January 19, 2019. During the Demo Day, the founders of 12 startups that had been enrolled in the third cycle of the 12-week pre-acceleration programme of the Armenia Startup Academy introduced themselves and their products and solutions to the interested public, shared what they had learned at the Academy and what their future plans were.
2019 started for EU-SMEDA project with an activity aimed at strengthening of BMO’s (Business membership organisations) capacities. The visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka met with a dozen of active BMOs for guidance and sharing of her hands-on expertise that aimed to improve their efficiency in performance, in particular in becoming more independent and sustainable as entities.
The second Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018 Forum was successfully held in Gyumri, the 2nd largest city of Armenia from 7-8 December. It gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all the regions of RA engaged in high-tech, startup and innovation fields.