CBE sets incubation programme to create jobs

THE College of Business Education (CBE) Mwanza Campus has responded to unemployment challenges by initiating an incubation programme that enables students to share their innovative business ideas.

CBE’s Mwanza Campus Director Dr Robert Mashenene made the statement over the weekend during the second season of innovative business ideas pitch at the college to inspire business tycoons.

“After realising the growing unemployment challenge, we decided to readjust our learning programme to upgrade students’ competence and curiosity to employ themselves,” Dr Mashenene said.

The incubation programme is the platform for students to move from being more theoretically oriented to practical-oriented from which they will fully practice their learned innovative ideas as the roadmap on integrating with real-life key business skills including marketing, sale and advertisement.

“We believe the incubation programme will motivate the student to action, we will support their innovative ideas into real products,” the Mwanza campus head said.

He said the college will support the entire chain of production including capital rising by cooperating with other development stakeholders including the Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO), Business Administration and Licensing Agency (BRELA) as well as Tanzania Bureau of Standard (TBS) widening startups network for future excelling in business.

Mwanza Region SIDO’s Manager, Mr Bakari Songwe said the organisation offers incubation services to innovative startups and talents including from CBE to make them visible by offering both complex and simple machinery support, capacitating and connecting them with institutions such as Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH).

Mr Songwe challenged the youth to start practicing early since their college enables them to acquire experience and discover investment opportunities.

CBE Mwanza Campus’s Academic, Research and Constancy Manager, Dr Chacha Magasi said they will ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with manufacturers and financial institutions plus international bodies such as United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assure students innovators of financial and technical support for executing their ideas.

Ilemela District Commissioner, Mr Hassan Masala who graced the event commended CBE for coming up with a fundamental job creation programme that is backed by the government.

The student came up with innovative ideas on plastic waste recycling and pollution-free organic fertilizer to improve farming without damaging the ecosystem.

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