The Government of Andhra Pradesh has unveiled the new methodology and way forward plans for taking up Skill Development for industries.
The below two way approach holds premise to meet the exact goals for the developmental plans in the New State.
I. Skilling People to Meet Industry Requirements
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has set up Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) on lines of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a not-for-profit company under the Companies Act, 2013.
The APSSDC will provide funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. It will also enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. State will identify required quantum of skilled manpower, map industry specific skill sets and provide courses at different levels of education – matriculation and above.
Training institutions at divisional level shall be setup through PPP approach to facilitate industry wide initiatives aimed at enhancing the employment pattern of unskilled/semi-skilled labour. Special emphasis will be laid on skilling the first generation entrepreneurs, women, minorities, SC/ST and backward class entrepreneurs.
II. Sector-specific and Market-driven Curriculum
Industries will be provided with incentives to participate actively in the development of skilled manpower. Industries will be involved in drafting training curriculum to make it sector-specific, industry responsive and market driven. Institutional arrangements in the form of Industry-Academia for a will be encouraged.