Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) , a joint initiative of General and Higher Education Departments, was launched with an objective to impart quality skill education to the higher secondary / undergraduate students alongside their regular curriculum. Owing to the success of the program, attained over the years, the target group is widened to professional colleges and is now set to kick off community skilling through the Community Skill Parks.
ASAP’s inclusive skilling approach has paved way to innovative initiatives in the skilling arena. Funded by ADB, ASAP has now spread out its contour to 1210 educational institutions across the state. Since its inception, ASAP trained 1,63,944 students in more than 100 courses from different sectors.
The very philosophy of ASAP as a skill development agency is to accentuate the employability of the youth. ASAP gives special edge to those students who are in need of immediate employment. For the needy, ASAP lays out a way to fend a living by ideally placing them in an organisation.
- Train and develop a highly competent pool of expert personnel and skill trainers.
- Design and develop NSQF aligned skill courses.
- Standardize the Assessment and Certification protocols for skill training programmes.
- Offer consultancy services for skill training and course development.
- Establish a highly potential Quality Assurance mechanism for skill training.