ASAP-Enrollment of Colleges in ASAP
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme(ASAP)
Government of Kerala has initiated an ambitious Programme, the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) with the objective of tackling the issue of growing unemployment in the state.The Programmes aims at equipping selected school/college students with skills in Communication, IT and selected areas of industry and service sectors.At Level 1, ASAP imparts 300 hours of skill training to selected first year students (30 per batch, maximum 2 batches in an institution). Of this, 180 hours will be a foundation module comprising of Communication Skills and IT skills and the remaining 120 hours will be the module related to the skill sector chosen by the student.
More details on the Programme are available at www.ssdp.kerla.gov.in
ASAP has been launched or is in the process of being launched in selected Government Higher Secondary Schools and Government Colleges during 2012-13. It is to be extended to more institutions including those in the Aided sector in 2013-14.
The Classes under ASAP will be engaged by Skill Development Executives identified by the Government/Industry, generally for one hour on working days, before/after the normal working hours of the Institution. Depending on the number of batches started, the institutions will have to make available class rooms with Computer and LCD facilities (Smart Class Rooms) for the conduct of the classes.