Is located just northeast of Lhasa. A Tibetan tour guide started it in the end of 2004. The school trains about 20 students, 2 teachers and one cook. The student term of study is three years: the first year teaches woodworking and sewing skills, the second year provides on-the-job training and the third year develops business skills. Products students make during their training such as desks, chairs, clothes, and other crafts, are sold or donated to local schools and clinics.
The first group of the trainees made remarkable progress by (1) gaining woodworking contracts (jobs that normally go to non-Tibetans) to finish over 40 houses, (2) saving money to build a showcase space for woodwork and (3) working in their own villages. In the last few years, TVP has provided tools, equipment, clothes, and technical support. TVP is committed to helping to improve and expand its programs and making seed money available for those who wish to start their own businesses.