The ultimate objective of nation building is peace and harmony for Bhutan and her people

– His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo



De-suung Headquarters, Metog Lam, Thimphu

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Initially, the areas as well as diversity of skilling programs have been developed based on a survey conducted among De-suups who indicated a wide range of preferences. These were mapped with opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment in the job market. Since its launch in April 2021, DSP continued to broaden the scope and diversity of skilling areas which have potential to lead to employment, self-employment or entrepreneurship. The 257 programs which have been provided to 5591 De-suups involving 146 foreign and scores of Bhutanese experts as of October 2022, have been categorized into 11 Domains.


 Sl No Domains Programs/skills
1 Construction Masonry
Laying tiles and marbles
Building carpentry
False ceiling
Electrical house wiring
Residential Air Conditioning
Fabrication (aluminium & steel)
Solar Photo Voltaic
Cabinetry & furniture
2 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Graphics Design
Software and App Development
Industrial Automation
Game Design and Development
Digital Marketing
Web Development
Programming (Java Stack)
2D and 3D Animation
3 Culinary Arts Charcuterie
Pastry and Bakery
Chocolatier and Gelato
4 Electro-Mechanical Auto-mobile: repair, maintenance, electrical systems, denting, painting
Automotive Electrical System
Heavy machinery: repair, operation and maintenance
Home-appliance repair: TV, Refrigerators, Washing Machines
Mobile phone & computer repairs
Small engines repair and maintenance
5 Tourism and Languages Advanced Tour Guides
Languages (Japanese, Spanish, German, French, Italian)
6 Screen and Media Film Production
Photography and Videography
Sonic Arts
Sound and Lighting
7 Fitness and Well-being Integrated Fitness Training (Zumba, Cross Fit, Body Combat, Yoga)
Spa Therapy
Geriatric and Palliative Care
Hair Styling and Make-up Art
8 Agriculture and Agri-business Horticulture
Mushroom cultivation
High and Mid-Altitude Vegetable Cultivation
Food Business
Food and Vegetable Processing
Repair and Operation of Farm Machineries
9 Finance, Accountancy and Business Accountancy
Chartered Accountancy
Business Incubation and Enterpreneurship
10 Arts and Crafts Lacquer works
Mosaic Art
Fashion Jewelry
Metal works
Blades Craft
11 Other Domains Driving
Footwear Design and Production
Woodwork and Painting

The areas of skilling are not be limited to above and can be considered based on their potential for enabling youth to pursue meaningful economic activities.

Medium of Instruction

Generally, courses for DSPs will all be delivered in English. Hence, we expect foreign experts and trainers to have competencies to teach in English.


On its part, DSP will offer the following to the foreign trainers and experts.

  1. Round-trip airfare (economy)
  2. Insurances for travelling to and from Bhutan
  3. Monthly training fee (DSP requests experts/trainers to indicate their expectations)
  4. Lodging/accommodation
  5. Travel within Bhutan, and
  6. Cover costs of mandatory quarantine, if any

Formal Engagement

The engagement of foreign experts and trainers will be formalized upon signing a Contract Agreement reflecting the broad terms of engagement mentioned above. Besides the Contract Agreement, trainers will also have the obligation to sign a Code of Conduct for the duration of their engagement.