Looking beyond traditional upskilling

From language training to bridging the gender gap, we create holistic growth opportunities for all.


Community Colleges

These are dynamic hubs instituted to translate traditional knowledge to enhanced skill training, especially among local communities. The model is operational under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It aims to uplift weaker sections of society. 

Salient features:

  1. Identifies local employment 
  2. Establishes self-employment opportunities
  3. Provides relevant skill training
  4. Courses are NSQF-aligned

ASAP undertakes the administrative role, while training is conducted by skill knowledge providers. Polytechnic institutions serve as Community Colleges.

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Community Colleges
Industry on Campus

Industry on Campus

Earn while you Learn

An initiative to encourage industry dynamics and business innovation among students through a realistic model of industry on campus. The facilitators are ASAP Kerala, Industry and Government Polytechnic Colleges.

ASAP Kerala aims to translate the initiative into:

  1. Micro-productions units
  2. Mini-production centres
  3. Independent production centres

ASAP Kerala has set up the following state-of-the-art machinery at Government Polytechnic: CNC Vertical milling machine, CNC lathe, Laser cutters, TIG-MIG welding stations, Robotics labs, Fab labs, etc.

Students receive up to 50% of the revenue generated through the production of ‘Industry on Campus’.

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Finishing Course for Nurses

The initiative intends to enhance employability of nurses in Kerala to meet the rising demands across the globe. Against the backdrop of the 2020-21 Budget, the Government of Kerala rolled out a crash finishing course for 10,000 qualified nurses for overseas employment through ASAP Kerala.

We have partnered with the British Council for language training and Aster DM healthcare for clinical training.

The programme has three components:
1. Language training
2. Clinical training
3. Overseas placement

Candidates who attain the specified language proficiency level as per the NHS (UK) are offered placement through ODEPEC, a Government of Kerala initiative.

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Nurses Crash Finishing Course
Reboot Kerala Hackathon

Reboot Kerala Hackathon

The Reboot Kerala Hackathon series was launched by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala, and orchestrated by ASAP. It was designed to use technology, primarily coding, to solve an industrial or government departmental statement.


  1. Contest was a 36-hour hardware and software fixture, across different departmental themes.
  2. A set of 10 regional hackathons culminating in a Finale. 
  3. A total of 1,608 students selected from entries totalling over 17,712 received from 230 institutions. 
  4. Placement opportunities presented by industries to hire students

The winners of regional hackathons were awarded Rs 50,000, 30,000 and 20,000 for first, second and third places, respectively. For the grand finale, the prize money were Rs 3 Lakh, Rs 2 Lakh and Rs 1 Lakh for the top three positions.

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SHE Skills

SHE SKILLS 2019 was an exclusive training programme for women above 15 years of age to improve their standard of living and make them economically self-sufficient.

Areas covered: 

1. Teaching marketable skills
2. Promoting entrepreneurship

The three-month-long skill development programme seamlessly combined on-the-job training and internships.

She Skills 2019 offered 23 courses in 11 job sectors. Each course’s duration ranged from 100 to 240 hours of training by selected service providers, along with an internship of a minimum of 150 hours. Placement grooming and softs skills training were salient features that added value to the course.

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