For a long time, summer learning programs have taken a back seat to more mainstream education reform efforts. Rather than rethinking how summers could be used to support the success of the youth, policymakers have devoted their efforts to improve the prospects of skill learning. Recently, though, summer learning has moved into the spotlight, with high-profile champions like ASAP, summer learning is beginning to get the attention it deserves – and it is taking a new shape. 

  With the changes in business environment and economy, the role of a skilled worker in any field is very important. Across the developed world, youth consider vacation time as a golden opportunity to learn vocational skills and to understand the nuances of working in real-world scenario. Governments and Industries also encourage youngsters to take up the vocational programme and even incentivize such programmes. The government of Kerala has designed a similar strategy to tackle the unemployment challenge under the State Skill Development project. ASAP has taken efforts to popularize the concept of Vocational training during summer in a small way in the past and this experience has prompted ASAP to design a comprehensive Summer Skill Training programme named “Summer Skill Skool”. Thus, Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) is progressing with a focused approach to enhance the employability of youth of Kerala catering the age group 15 to 25 years of age. 



·          To train and provide placement support to youth.

·          To empower the needy and disadvantaged students to pursue higher education by training and placing them with part time/full time jobs

·         To encourage and bring institutions in mainstream education to skill ecosystem, enhance brand value and visibility of ASAP.

·         To increase pool of master trainers in the state of Kerala, by encouraging Technical Education Institutes to create new QP aligned courses.

·          To inculcate culture of undergoing vocational skill training during summer vacation, similar to developed countries.


There are 4 modes of operation:

·         DOT (Demand Operate Train),

·         DOAP (Demand Operate Assess Place),

·         DAT (Design Align Train) and

·         i-DOT (i-Demand Operate Train).

Target Populace

                   Youth between the age group of 15 to 25 years of age, can opt for any skill course appropriate to the minimum qualification specified for the course. ( Check Course details )

Course Features

·         National skill Development Corporation Certified courses

·         Sector Skill Council certified trainers.

·         Full-fledged labs in training centers

·         Focus on students with immediate job requirement

·         Duration: 150 hours theory & practical (55% practical) + 150 hours mandatory internship in real working environment.

·         Classes can be scheduled for 5 hours per day- 2 hours theory and 3 hours practical.

·         Placement support

Fee Payment

          Course Fee of all students across mode will be Rs 10,000.  Incentive linked Fee scheme is applicable for SSS 2017 as per GO No: 157/2014/H.Edn dated 01/04/2014.


Students coming under Category 1 (BPL, SC, ST, OEC ,SEBC ( having below 6 lakhs annual Income) & PH (> 40% disability) are exempted from paying fee provided they complete the course with 80% attendance, attend final assessment and internship.

Students coming under Category 2 (APL General)

Category 2 students need to pay Rs.5000 as first installment and Rs.2500 as second installment for all Courses.

Assessment Fee- Assessment fee is a onetime payment.

Students who pay Course Fee need not pay Assessment Fee. All the other students should pay Rs.1000.