English | Dzongkha Tuesday, October 19, 2021

‘Gowa’- connecting talents to labour market

What do we do if we fail our Civil Service Examinations? Who do we ask for jobs? These are the questions many youth ask after graduation. To help the youth with these concerns, the Labour Ministry organized a Youth Forum, ‘Gowa’, in Thimphu today. The forum connects talents to the labour market, sensitizing programmes offered by the Ministry and its partners. 

Skilling program to employ youths in community contract projects – Bumthang

Finding work might have become a little easier for the participants of a recent carpentry and plumbing skilling programme held at Tang Gewog in Bumthang. The Department of Local Governance which conducted the programme aims to reinforce the implementation of community contract practice in gewogs through such trainings. Accordingly, participants will be given priority when there are community contracts in the gewog.

Water project in Guma Gewog completes

Celebrating a significant milestone in the De-suung National Service Water Project, the Pilot Project in Guma Gewog in Punakha was inaugurated on 25 September 2021.

Miss Bhutan Pageant back after more than a decade

Once again, the ramp will come to life with glamour. After more than a decade, Miss Bhutan Beauty Pageant is back. This year’s edition of the event is going to be organised in October. And an overwhelming number of participants are readying for the event.

BCSE records worst ever PE performance this year

The Bhutan Civil Service Examination recorded the worst ever performance in the Preliminary Examination (PE) 2021. Just a little over 26 per cent of the candidates passed the PE this time.

Board Examinations postponed to February next year

The education ministry has postponed the board examination to February next year. The exams will be conducted from 14 till 28th February. The ministry announced it yesterday through a notification.  The Board Examination is usually held from 1st to 13th December.

Opening doors to employment

Training could be a gateway to lots of opportunities. And this is exactly what the participants of the recent Capacity Development Training for Youth in Gelegphu consider. Themed ‘Choose your Pathway’, the five-day training familiarized some 30 participants on basic soft skills to hunt for employment.

Students of Samtse HSS developed 11 mobile applications as part of hackathon

Despite coding or computer programming being a recently introduced topic in the Bhutanese education system, it has received a good response from the students. For instance, in Samtse, barely a year since the introduction of coding, students of Samtse Higher Secondary School developed about 11 mobile applications as part of their hackathon event this year.

Y-PEER course go online

Youth Peer Education Network or Y-PEER Bhutan officially launched its courses online. It means interested young people will now have better access to learn and advocate about adolescent reproductive and sexual health and other youth-related issues. Functioning under the education ministry, Y-PEER Bhutan is the largest youth network in the country.  

Lack of ICT facilities affect implementation of New Normal Curriculum

The education ministry’s New Normal Curriculum from this academic session has been one of the biggest reforms in ages in the education system. Using ICT infrastructure, the new curriculum aims to go beyond textbooks and classrooms, and also maintain uninterrupted teaching and learning. However, the change is not without shortcomings.

Copyright © 2021 BBSC.