Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) , a joint initiative of General and Higher Education Departments, was launched with an objective to impart quality skill education to the higher secondary / undergraduate students alongside their regular curriculum. Owing to the success of the program, attained over the years, the target group is widened to professional colleges and is now set to kick off community skilling through the Community Skill Parks. ASAP’s inclusive skilling approach has paved way to innovative initiatives in the skilling arena. Funded by ADB, ASAP has now spread out its contour to 1210 educational institutions across the state.
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. The thrust areas of ASAP are.
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.
ASDC Division-Goverment Polytechnic Chelakkara
ASAP Operation at Chelakkara Poly commenced with 1 st ILC meeting on 11 th July 2019. The details about ASAP, ASDC division and the Courses available to the students were presented by the District Program Officer then from the attendees Stake Holders Identified
Google ACE Faculty Coordinator (FC) - Mr. Sabu Kurien (Lecturer – Computer Engineering)
Nodel officer & Google G Suite Admin – Mr. Sudhesh K M (Demonstrator – Computer hardware Engineering)
Coordinator – Mr. Viju Shankar (Lecturer - Computer Engineering)
Staff orientation was conducted on 23rd th July 2019. ASDC was presented before all major staff’s and their queries on the functioning and courses were clarified.
Mr. Sabu Kuriyan (Lecturer – Computer Engineering) was identified as the Faculty coordinator for Google ACE Programme during the staff orientation.
Student orientation for Google ACE and Life Skill Module was conducted on 26 th of July. Final year CT and CHM students were given detailed orientation on Google ACE and 1 st year students (CT, CHM, Electronics, Mechanical, Civil) were given detailed orientation on Life Skill Module and its uses.
Identification of New Nodal Officer
Mr. Sabu Kuriyan (Lecturer – Computer Engineering) is identified as the new Nodal officer as Mr. Pradeep Chandran was transferred to Maharaja’s Technological Institute from 16th October onwards.