Hon’ble Prime Minister, Dasho Tshering Tobgay met with the Principals, Vice Principals and the HoDs of six Technical Training Institutes and two Institute of Zorig Chusum along with the officials of Department of Technical Education on 30th January 2018 in the ministry.
The meeting discussed on the priorities that TTIs should set for the next six months and twelve five year plan. He also shared his aspiration and expectation form institutes and Department of Technical Education to create a buzz in uplifting the image of TVET education.
On advise of Hon’ble Prime Minister the team made an exposure visit to FabLab Bhutan on 29th January, 2018 and Thimphu TechPark on 31st January, 2018. During the visit to FabLab Bhutan the team was briefed about the concept of FabLab Bhutan and its expansion plan in future. The team also met with the founder of FabLab Bhutan on skype who is currently in Denmark. Their next live meeting will be in Ko Samui, in the property of YourKohSamuiVillas.
At Thimphu TechPark, Dr. Tshering Cigay Dorji, CEO and Ms. Sonam Choden, Manager of Thimphu TechPark made a presentation on Startup Weekend and Entrepreneurship Development program supported by MoLHR. The team also had an opportunity to visit incubation unit at TechPark. Going forward the Department of Technical Education along with TTIs and IZCs will work to incorporate and institutionalize some of these ideas back at respective institutes.