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AP Chief Minister launches skill development centres

AP Chief Minister launches skill development centres
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Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Monday launched 17 Skill Development Centers (SDC) across 13 districts in the State. He also launched the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) that would function on the lines of the National Skill Development Corporation established by the Central government to create employment opportunities and also promote employability among the youth, both educated and uneducated.

Vijayawada: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here on Monday launched 17 Skill Development Centers (SDC) across 13 districts in the State. He also launched the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) that would function on the lines of the National Skill Development Corporation established by the Central government to create employment opportunities and also promote employability among the youth, both educated and uneducated.

The APSSDCs have been attached to the engineering colleges in the State, which were tasked with promoting skill development within the respective district. The Chief Minister also launched about 650 mobile apps developed by the students drawn from different colleges in the State. He congratulated the students for their innovative initiatives and promised to support them by attracting more international companies for campus recruitments.

Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu, Union ministers  YSatyanarayana Chowdary and Bandaru Dattatreya with young technocrats at the launch of Skill Development Centres Scheme at Siddhartha Auditorium in Vijayawada on Monday.

He also promised to extend technological support to students through APSSDC. He said the government through the APSSDC would give a smart phone to every student who would develop a new app and share it with at least five persons. The Chief Minister also promised free Wi-Fi for all colleges, both private and government by 2016 and asserted that the network would help them learn the lessons even outside the classroom.

The government was also planning to introduce more combinations of subjects right from Intermediate to Post Graduation. He promised to make the State a hub of Information Technology. He said he was now planning to make Andhra Pradesh the hub of education and technology and sought the support of the colleges and universities in the State.

He said efforts were afoot to provide fiber optic cable to every house to have access to internet. He said his dream was to make at least one person in every family computer literate and wanted the youth to take advantage of his plans. He said he was working to place Andhra Pradesh State among top three states in the country by 2022 and the number one State by the turn of 2029.

The SDCs at district level included Siddhartha Institute of Engineering and Technology (Chittoor), Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science (Chittoor), Annamacharya Institue of Technology and Sciences (Chittoor), Pace Institute of Technology and Sciences (Prakasam), Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (Guntur), RGM College of Engineering and Technology (Karnool), Sri Vishnu College of Engineering for Women (West Godavari), Pragati Engineering College (East Godavari), Godavari Institute of Engineering and Technology (Guntur), Anil Neerukonda Institute of Engineering and Technology (Visakhapatnam), Gayatri Vidyaparishad College of Engineering (Visakhapatnam), MVGR College of Engineering (Vizianagaram), GMR Institute of Technology (Srikakulam), VR Siddhartha Engineering College (Krishna), JNTU College of Engineering (Anantapur), Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences (Kadapa).

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