Looking beyond traditional upskilling

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


Startup Engagement

ASAP Kerala’s Startup Engagement Division aims to support startups to identify talents across various skill sets. The division focuses on specialized training programmes in domain skills for startup employees and new recruits.

We aid startups to identify young talents as interns for short term engagement, temporary hire and experienced career-break professionals for remote technology support. 

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Professional Student’s Summit 2023

Professional Students' Summit (PSS) is the Government of Kerala's (GoK) maiden initiative to get professional students from varied disciplines and institutions of the state to a common arena to share ideas to build a better Kerala. The Government initiated PSS through the State Planning Board and the Department of Higher Education in 2019, with a view to motivate students to excel in their respective areas of interest and seize opportunities arising in the state and the country, and create employment. GoK had assigned ASAP Kerala as the official organiser of the event.

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Community Colleges

These are dynamic hubs set up to translate traditional knowledge into enhanced skill training, especially among local communities. The model is operational under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Community colleges offer a three-year credit-based DVoc (Diploma in Vocation) programme (approved by AICTE).

Salient features:

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

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Community Colleges

Centres of Excellence (COEs)

Centres of international standards that provide leadership, best practices, research support, training of trainers, and skill training. ASAP Kerala has set up futuristic centres like Electric Vehicle and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) laboratories at Community Skill Parks. Multiple industry-driven CoEs are in the pipeline.

Journey with us as we give new dimensions to skilling

Partner with ASAP Kerala to: 

  • Establish labs of industrial standards to train, hire, and upskill working professionals. 
  • Set up mini-production centres/R&D centres through CoEs with training
  • Recruit job-ready candidates
  • Hire and train workforce
  • Invest CSR for corporate accountability

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ASAP Kerala and Thozhil Sabha to promote employment generation

‘Thozhil Sabha’ is a comprehensive scheme formed under the Local Self-Government Department (LSGD) to lead local economic development.

The participants of Thozhil Sabhas are broadly divided into different groups according to their aspirations, educational qualifications and work experience. Thozhil Sabha is a participatory forum to discuss various possibilities and options available for the realisation of their career goals. 

Thozhil Sabha gives equal importance to enterprise creation and employment. The focussed efforts are planned to connect participants to employment through addition of domain skills and language proficiency. Entrepreneurship development will be encouraged through a combination of administrative, technical and financial support. 

The scheme aims to maximise the utilisation of local, national and international opportunities for entrepreneurship development, employment generation and local-economic development.

ASAP Kerala is one of the stakeholders of this initiative. Interventions of ASAP Kerala in Thozhil Sabha are planned under the following activities: 

  1. Creating awareness among communities about skill development
  2. Delivering higher-order skill leading to employability
  3. Skill assessment
  4. Placement and internship assistance
  5. Work Readiness Programme
  6. Demand-based skill training at hyper-local levels
  7. Skill training through Centres of Excellence
  8. Accreditation and affiliation of skill training

To know more about our association with Thozhil Sabha, Click Here

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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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In a first in the state, ASAP Kerala is partnering with the Kasaragod District Panchayat to curate exclusive skilling programmes for women who were unable to pursue higher education after plus-two. The initiative – Dharppanam – was launched by Shri MV Govindan Master, Hon’ble  Minister for Local Self Governments and Excise, at ASAP Community Skill Park, Vidya Nagar, Kasaragod, on August 16. It aims to enable them to earn a livelihood and acquire a certification from Sreenarayanguru Open University and other universities in Kerala, thus enhancing their employability.

The skill package includes training in life skills, digital literacy, financial literacy and vocational skills, in consonance with the local demands. Instituted for a batch of 250 women candidates, the initiative will, subsequently, be scaled up to accommodate 500 candidates. The vocational training programmes being offered include Certificate in Accounting Technician, Artisanal Bakery and Community Mobiliser.

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Nurses Crash Finishing Course

Internship Programme with  IELTS/OET training for Overseas Nursing Aspirants    

The initiative intends to enhance employability of Nurses in Kerala to meet the rising demands across the globe.

We have partnered with the Pearson India Education Services Pvt. Ltd for language training  and  Hospitals like SP Fort  Hospital , Thiruvananthapuram and National Hospital , Kozhikode  for Clinical training  and ODEPC  for overseas placement .  

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 assistance through ODEPC, a Government of Kerala initiative.

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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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Reboot Kerala Hackathon

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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