Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), jointly with the district administration Kannur, and District Industries Center, Kannur, organized an Industry Roundtable Conference on “Bridge Skill & Employability” at the Collectorate Conference Hall, on October 23rd, 2017. The programme aimed at collaborating with the various Industries in Kannur for skill training of ASAP in the district.
The meeting was inaugurated by Shri Mir Mohammed Ali IAS, District Collector, Kannur, and Shri Abdul Majeed K T, General Manager, District Industries Centre, Kannur) presided over the function in presence of Dr K.P. Jaikiran, Head Curriculum Design and Logistics Sector, ASAP, Mr.Rajan M G, Regional Senior Programme Manager, Business Development and Placement and Smt. Diana Thankachan, District Programme Manager ASAP Kannur.
Shri Abdul Majeed K T in his presidential address gave a very clear picture of skill gap in the district and need for skill training to have a win-win situation for industries. District Collector Shri Mir Mohammed Ali IAS addressed the gathering and share the areas where ASAP can intervene in various areas for development of MSME in the district starting from the support in marketing. Dr. K.P. Jaikiran in his address outlined the salient aspects of ASAP skill training, the need for strengthening industry connections and the aim of such a roundtable conference in each district. Leading industry representatives of the district , Mr. Joseph (Small Scale Industries Chairman), Shri.Rajan, Kerala Dinesh, Shri Anil Kumar, North Malabar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and many others attended the meeting and shared knowledge on various aspects related to need of skilled and unskilled human resource and their proper training. They also shared the limitations being faced by them in finding suitable candidates for the various job roles and ASAP has assured to be a total solution provider in near future.