Goa chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Chairman Manguirish Pai Raikar met Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao with a request to have collaboration between both the bodies, which are highly influential in the state.
“The Archbishop welcomed these ideas and said that this was one of his own thrust areas. He said that he would arrange visits to colleges and schools where GCCI could bring in resource persons to explain to the students the opportunities and advantages of starting one’s own business,” Raikar told GoaChronicle.com after the meeting.
He added that the industry leaders would also take up the responsibility of mentoring the start-up entrepreneurs.
Raikar stated that GCCI would tie up with the educational institutes run by religious institutions including the Church to attract students towards trade and entrepreneurship, rather than employment.
“By promoting entrepreneurship we would encourage the youth to start their own businesses instead of looking for employment. Besides this entrepreneurs would also create new jobs opportunities for others. This could be both in the skilled and unskilled sectors,” Raikar said.