Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP)
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) is a scheme jointly implemented by the Department of General Education and Higher Education, Government of Kerala. The Programme seeks to equip students currently enrolled in Under Graduate with industry /business relevant skills. It aims at creating employment opportunities for the unemployed youth, enhancement of skill sets of the labour force, emphasizing industry linkage and enhancing employability of students by introducing additional skill acquisition programmes in their career. The programme seeks the expertise of industry organization like NASSCOM, CII, FICCI and various Skill Councils set up by the National Skill Development Mission.
The Programme focuses on additional skill acquisition, through a series of activity based modules including Communication, Information Technology, Skills etc., defined by the industry. This will ensure that the students passing out of the institution have employable skills that are required by labour market and the industry, nationally and internationally.
Courses designed for Additional Skill Acquisition are for sectors that have a substantial skill gap. This includes Hospitality, Retail, Health Care, IT&ITES, Event Management, Business Services, Media and Entertainment Industry, Banking and Financial Sector etc. The programme has three levels. The first level is for the first year students. The second level will be implemented in the second year. The third level will be an advanced module of the selected area of specialization and will be implemented in the third year.
ASAP In KMM Govt.Women’s College
Sri .K K Shaji, MLA officially inaugurated the launch of the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme in our college on 6 November 2012. In the academic year 2012-13 ,our college has one batch for the foundation course of ASAP.Twenty nine students underwent training for foundation course. Foundation course covered soft skill comprising of English communication and IT. The foundation course for the first batch has been completed. The students have been selected for skill sector training based on their choice and aptitude test.
The foundation course of the second batch of ASAP in our college has started. Twenty-nine students are undergoing training in it.
Sri. Shibu P, Asst. Professor of Economics is the Faculty Co-ordinator.