Regular training programme
a) Foundation :
ASAP trainees shall undergo a mandatory Foundation Module training programme of 180 hours that incorporates a Communication module of 100 hours and a basic IT module of 80 hours. It tries to inculcate the values of organizational skills, communication skills, public speaking, interview skills, time management skills etc using the experiential learning method; where activities, games, roleplays etc are made use of to render the modules. The IT training utilizes Ubuntu as a platform to impart basic IT knowledge
b) Skill :
Advanced skill modules of about 150-320 hours supplement the Foundation Module to inculcate and upgrade cutting-edge practical knowledge and skill in the students, in an area of specialization of their choice. Skill training is delivered by ASAP in tie-up with industry experts and trainers after undergoing skill training, thereby offering quality delivery of the Skill modules, with the added benefit of internship at the concerned industries offering an opportunity for hands-on experience.
SHORT TERM TRAINING PROGRAMME
Summer Skill Skool
Summer Skill Skool (SSS) was established to deliver additional training on vocational courses for students of higher secondary and undergraduate levels during their summer vacation. SSS encourages institutions in mainstream education to embrace a skill ecosystem through ASAP. The programme not only ensures an industrial internship opportunity of a minimum of 150 hours to the students but also is noted for its greater scope of placement chances.
Modes of Operation
Demand, Operate and Train (DOT) Scheme
This enables the educational institutions to take up a Skill Development Programme for selected students and integrate the vocational training with mainstream education to be implemented during summer vacation. The Institutions are entrusted to enrol students based on the ASAP guidelines and ASAP engages Training Service Providers for the chosen programme, also providing a consolidated amount for administrative and management expenses. Quality assurers and ASAP Programme Managers monitor the scheme. ASAP, furthermore, implements a placement drive for successful candidates.
Design, Operate, Assess and Place (DOAP) Scheme
Private Training Service Providers (TSP) recommended by the Sector Skill Councils implement the programme by designing an industry relevant programme according to National Occupation Standards. Skill training is offered through temporary training centres arranged by the TSP as per ASAP specifications. Assessment is carried out through Sector Skill Council approved agency and placement offers are provided to the students on successful completion. The scheme will be monitored by Quality Assurers and ASAP Programme Managers.
Design, Align and Train (DAT) Scheme
DAT encourages the Technical Educational Institutions of the State like Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges to take up Skill Development Programme and increase their brand visibility. This is also aimed at transforming the technical teachers of these institutions into master trainers, thereby creating an industry trained resource pool in the state of Kerala. Selected institutions can pinpoint suitable areas of their strength and design detailed curriculum after active industry consultation through a participatory approach. Workshops are organized with the support of Sector Skill Councils for aligning the training material with the National Occupation Standards. ASAP engages the empanelled quality assurers and ASAP Programme Managers to support trainers during course delivery.
i-Demand Operate Train (iDOT) Scheme
These are TSP run skill courses conducted in ASAP Skill Development Centres (SDCs). The choice of skill courses is done by the Programme Manager in charge of the SDC and is based on his/her understanding of the skill preference of the locality.
Communicative English Trainer Programme
Communicative English Trainer (CET) was designed as a solution to the increasing demand for proficiency in English language and IT skills and the lack of equipped personnel to train potential youth in soft skills and life skills. Integrating specially designed modules of 150 hours that emphasize on the language Skills, Training Skills, soft skills and IT skills, along with the regular graduate course, CET attempts to chisel up graduates into potent soft skill trainers who can efficiently handle Communication and IT modules for students. After the completion of the training, selected trainees are infused into the SDE pool of ASAP, thereby meeting the training workforce requirements.
Life Long Learning has been envisioned and introduced to the system to ensure the efficiency and to keep the staff and system updated to the changing industry needs. This upskilling will help them to upgrade on their certifications, thereby keeping it up-to-date and confirming to the industry needs of the time. This is a consolidation of unique learning opportunities offered by all the Divisions in ASAP and offered to the stakeholders in their related areas of function. The division follows a mentorship-based management model that periodically devises and releases online capsules for easy learning and comprehension, constantly keeping the staff posted on every new aspect in their concerned sector.
Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment): Moodle is a web-based open-source learning platform that ASAP uses for the purpose of project management and to provide online academic support for the Programme Managers and Skill Development Executives as a part of the staff and trainer capacity building. The open-source video-conferencing capacity helps expand the scope of the online education offered by ASAP. The Programme Managers and SDEs are to cover the modules provided through this means on a compulsory basis. This compulsory e-learning system guarantees the advancement of the stakeholders, equipping them with information and basic knowledge on how to operate in any changing industrial environment.
MICP (MBA Interns Certification Programme): Freshers with MBA are recruited by ASAP and deployed in the field level under the experienced Programme Managers who will be their Internship mentors. The interns will serve as professional managers well acquainted with the skill development ecosystem. The programme has the potential to aid in enhancing the employability of the MBA holders, thereby helping them achieve their career goals as well. The induction assignments to the interns will be provided by the Life Long Learning Division and shall be assessed by the Internship Mentor