Who we are

We are…

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala, is a Government Company registered under the Companies Act 2013, that focuses on imparting job-readiness skills to students, in addition to their conventional mainstream school and college education, to enhance their employability levels. ASAP Kerala has created a unique demand-based, industry-led skill training ecosystem in the State through its 121 Skill Development Centres connecting Higher Secondary Schools and Arts & Science Colleges, Advanced Skill Development Centres (ASDCs) in 66 Engineering Colleges and 45 Polytechnics for futuristic skilling, and 16 Community Skill Parks (CSPs) for multi skill training.

ASAP Kerala has 12 NSQF Skill Qualifications registered in the National Qualifications Register (NQR). Preparing youth for a rapidly evolving future through state-of-the-art training programmes in highly demanding areas is the objective of ASAP Kerala. ASAP Kerala has made a positive impact on raising the employability of the State's manpower.

ASAP’s inclusive skilling approach has paved way to innovative initiatives in the skilling arena. ASAP has now spread out its contour to 1477 educational institutions across the state. Since its inception, ASAP has trained 2,51,242 students in more than 100 courses from different sectors.

Our Focus…

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.

Thrust areas…

  • 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.