The Scheme aims at enhancing the skilling capacities in ESDM sector through public and private sector for students/unemployed youth belonging to other disciplines by:

1) Utilizing the existing human resource who are undergoing studies in schools (IX standard onwards)/ITIs/Polytechnics/UG Colleges (non-engineering) and the school drop outs/unemployed youth by providing them with additional skills that are recognized by industry for employment in ESDM sector.

2)Encouraging new investments in training in ESDM sector by industry.

3)Facilitating evolving of process/norms for (i) certification of various courses; (ii) providing opportunities for moving up the value chain; and (iii) recognition of institutions for conducting such courses, as per requirement of Industry in the ESDM sector.


Role of ASAP

Additinal Skill Acquisition Programme was selected as the State Implementing Agency (SIA) for ESDM Scheme 1 initially and later for ESDM Scheme 2 also. Under the effective leadership of ASAP the project was very successfully implemented in the State of Kerala


1)Implement the skill development initiative.
2)Ensure that the deliverables of the project are achieved in a time bound manner
3)Tie-up with various industries, KIAs, Skill providers both in Govt. and private sectors to participate in the scheme implementation.
4)Interact and collaborate with the Key Implementing Agencies viz. ESSCI/ NIELIT/ TSSC only, which would then collaborate with the respective identified / accredited/ affiliated training partners for organizing the training. The allotment of batches to the respective Agency needs to be indicated to the Key Implementing Agencies.
5)Ensure facilitating sharing of resources like labs, workshops etc, if the need arises, for the Training Partners.
6)Maintain the overall chart of the skilling taking place in the State. This should be inline with the scheme document.
The reservation is as SC-15%; ST-7.5%; EWS-17.5%.
7)work out collaboration/coordination details with Govt. training/educational institutions/schools so as to ensure that their students join the training programs offered under the ESDM Scheme.
8)Propose new courses, to be added to the approved list of courses, based on demand and employability prospects to DeitY and PMU, in the format as per Appendix.
9)Ensure employment of the students/youth trained under this Scheme
10)Help the Key Implementing Agencies and TPs in coordination and tie-up with industry for training and placement.
11)Hold workshops for public awareness and mobilization of the students for training under this scheme.