The government of Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy has undertaken a mammoth yet committed drive of skilling and up skilling its young workforce.
The CM on numerous occasions has made it amply clear that skill training is one of his government’s core focus areas as it wants its workforce to be job ready.
This couldn’t be more appealing to industry that often has a hard time finding skilled and trained manpower.
In fact what is better is that Industry too is playing an integral part in skilling these young aspirants.
‘Our CM is very clear that skill training should be given by Industry experts who themselves have on job knowledge and experience’ stated Mr Challa Madhusudan Reddy, Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation speaking exclusively to Vizag Industrial Scan.
Just in the past 7 months we have trained about 1.7 lakh aspirants through the virtual mode
Mr Challa Madhusudan Reddy
Customized Industry Training
The corporation under the Industry customized skill training and placement program has collaborated with various companies to provide on job training.
‘APSSDC has been deployed to identify the industry requirements, mobilize the unemployed youth, map them as per industry requirements and commence training’ said the chairman APSSDC.
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Eminent companies such as Alstom in Nellore, Synergies Castings in Vizag, Isuzu in Nellore and others have tied up with APSSDC for skill training.
In its first phase APSSDC through its MoU with Sri City has already trained 100 people. ‘This will be an on-going process with Sri City’ said Mr Challa.
The corporation in fact recently started skill training in Vizag’s pharma city, JNPC wherein they have already started training 50 students.
‘As per our estimates JNPC alone has a training requirement of at least 2000 people’ said Mr Challa.
APSSDC has also tied up with leading global companies to impart sophisticated and state of the art training to its youth. The corporation in collaboration with Dassault systems is giving training in Systems engineering with Mechatronics, Aerospace, Marine and automobile sectors.
Similarly with Siemens the corporation has conducted online training programs for Engineering and polytechnic students to improve their technical skills.
‘Just in the month of October 2020 our corporate connect team has received 1181 vacancies from 18 companies. The candidates for these roles are being shortlisted for interviews and selection process’ said Mr Challa.
Talking on the upcoming 30 skill colleges he said that work on the first phase of 15 skill colleges shall start soon.
‘In the first phase we shall take up construction of 15 skill colleges wherein work on them will start in Feb 2021 and will be ready within 18 months’ informed Mr Challa.
Soft skills being imparted in 425 Social and Tribal welfare schools
Emphasis on Soft Skills
In its training programs there is a special emphasis on soft skills too. While the training programs typically is for a period of 45 days the first week is used to impart soft skill training.
The corporation has also undertaken a huge task of imparting soft skills in tribal and welfare schools in the state.
‘In 425 social and tribal welfare schools soft skills training is being imparted to children. We are spending Rs 3 crores every month on this program’ said Mr Challa.