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Tibet-India-Sikyong-exile-2013Dharamshala, December 23, 2013: - The Dharamshala-based Tibetan Career Centre (TCC) held a brief convocation ceremony at the Kashag Secretariat hall Monday for the second batch of the Jawed Habib certified hairdressing training course.

According to the CTA, the chief guest at the convocation ceremony was Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay. Other guests include Home Secretary Khorlatsang Sonam Topgyal, Joint Secretary Palden Dhondup and Mr Passang, acting principal of Centre for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarha.

Twenty-one Tibetan youths have enrolled for the three-month hair dressing course which completed on 20 December. Except for three trainees who discontinued for personal reasons, the remaining trainees completed the course and was awarded the course certificate today by Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay.

Speaking to the trainees, Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay spoke about the importance of cultivating good work ethics and enthusiasm while pursuing our careers. He said that building a good relationship based on trust and mutual respect with clients is effective in increasing your sales worth.

Sikyong urged them to practice humility, integrity and the values espoused by His Holiness the Dalai Lama wherever our professional careers take us. He said these three traits define the Tibetan people to the outside world.

He also said that the Central Tibetan Administration would provide soft loans and other assistance for business start-ups. It is being done through the Department of Home and Finance to encourage entrepreneurship and bolster employment among Tibetan youths, he said.

The Tibetan Career Centre is a joint venture of the Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration and TechnoServe. It was established with the aim of empowering Tibetan youths through appropriate career guidance and promotion and support of self managed enterprises.

TCC also imparts career counselling to motivate Tibetan youth to engage in diverse economic activities through skill trainings and workshops.