Training in Business Entrepreneurship Skills through Distance Learning

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2010-11
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Kuruba, Gangappa
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Training imparts skills and enriches the skills of people towards increasing productivity. Training is part of any business proposition not only to see its impact on sustainability of the organization but also to ensure profits that it generates within the organization. Training is also termed as applied science where people come together to learn new techniques of organising a new activity or an existing activity. Training should be on continuous process and should respond to the changes in the market; domestic and international. Training requirements will also be recognized on the basis of needs analysis in specific areas of development. // Training in the business entrepreneurship is considered to be a vital element which results in sound performance of an organization. This applies more especially to all developing countries and Botswana is not an exception to this proposition. Since Botswana depends mostly on Trade, training in business receives a priority. At present, the country depends on foreigners for skilled labour; this necessitates training citizens to reduce the cost on national exchequer on importing foreign skills. In view of the importance attached to training, Botswana Government recently established Botswana Training Authority to oversee the training activity in the country. The paper investigates the need for training exclusively in small Business enterprises. While proposing the strategy of training for business development, the paper will look into the following:

  1. Business environment in Botswana
  2. Need for training in Business Entrepreneurship Skills
  3. Initiatives taken by Department of Industrial Affairs through ILO Project
  4. Impact of training on Business in Botswana
  5. Different Stake holders and their plans
  6. Technology of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) for training
  7. Way forward.
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Open and Distance Learning (ODL),Entrepreneurship,Business Administration,Skills Development
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Botswana
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Africa
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