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Accessible and adaptable hands-on learning at training centres and skill parks

Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala

ASAP was initiated with the goal to impart job skills to students, in addition to regular education. Our interventions are being implemented across Government and Government-aided schools and colleges in the state. They have demonstrated remarkable results.

Salient features:

  1. Spearheading skill development of students of Higher Secondary, and Arts and Science, Engineering and Polytechnic Colleges.
  2. Skill training offered to more than two lakh students through Skill Development Centres (SDCs) and Community Skill Parks (CSPs). 
  3. Upskilling offered through On-the-Job Training (OJT) centres.

Skill Development Centres (SDCs)

Skill Development Centres (SDC) are ASAP’s Partner Institutions that serve as training centres to undertake skill courses. ASAP follows a hub-and-spoke model of training in which the Partner Institutions are mapped to one SDC.

We have designed an industry-led skill training ecosystem through 126 SDCs. These connect institutions, including Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges, Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics for multi-skill training.


SDCs are equipped with classrooms that have:


  1. Projectors
  2. Interactive smartboards
  3. Biometric attendance system
  4. High-speed internet connection

These centres have state-of-the-art computer labs. The courses are rolled during the institutions’ summer break.

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Community Skill Parks (CSPs)

Skill Development Centres (SDCs)

An exclusive skill-development model designed to enhance employability of educated job aspirants in Kerala. This flagship initiative of ASAP was conceived as an industry-led public-private partnership model of skill training.

Salient features:

  1. Each CSP has a built-in area of 25,000 to 30,000 sq ft with state-of-the-art infrastructure to offer skill training of global standards.
  2. Facilitates networking between academia and industry.
  3. Skill training undertaken either by firms independently or through operating partners with a consortium of companies.

Community skilling is tailored around accessibility to industry-relevant skills under four broad categories: Heavy machinery, Precision, Activity and IT.


ASAP has partnered with leading industrial partners from all prime sectors to impart skills to students. CSPs function on a hub-and-spoke model and collaborate with academic institutions, vocational training centres and the local industry to foster a skill-development ecosystem.

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Focus themes of CSPs

Skill Development

Focussed training to acquire skills that guide to better and immediate employment. Direct involvement of industries and professional entities in training ensures an effective bridge to the industrial world.

Entrepreneurship Development

Master the craft of entrepreneurship through training in soft and domain skills. Skill at your pace and garner the exposure to lead from the front. 

Gender Equality

We strive for endorsing talent. Our resources ensure a more conducive environment for all, irrespective of gender. Gender parity is a key aspect of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 that will accelerate global socio-economic growth.

Market-Driven Development

Demand-driven training by industrial and professional experts ensures market-driven development. The trainees get exposure to cutting-edge skills and technology.

Training Centres

14

Districts

126

SDCs

16

Skill Parks