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AP: Two crore people to be skill trained in 10 years

AP: Two crore people to be skill trained in 10 years
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AP: Two crore people to be skill trained in 10 years AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) plans to provide skill training to 2 crore people in the state in 10 years. In the first year, the APSSDC aims to train 2 lakh people and by 2018-19, the Corporation will train 15-16 lakh with the agenda to provide skilled labor for the global demand.

AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) plans to provide skill training to 2 crore people in the state in 10 years. In the first year, the APSSDC aims to train 2 lakh people and by 2018-19, the Corporation will train 15-16 lakh with the agenda to provide skilled labor for the global demand.


APSSDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ganta Subbarao briefed the Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu about the plans of the Corporation to set up six clusters for skill development in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Guntur, Nellore, Chittoor and Ananthapur districts covering the 13 districts with focus to impart skills in each of 2-3 sectors.


He said each cluster will have 6 colleges and will eventually become Centres of Excellence (with best infrastructure, facilities for quality education and extra-curricular activities) where they could either become autonomous, apply for a deemed university status. In all these colleges (36 in all) students will be taught skills of their interest, "he said.


The APSSDC has also proposed setting up a Skill Development University in 300-500 acres which will house Centres of Excellence, Manufacturing and R&D set up, entrepreneurship and incubation facilities, driver training institute, an integrated school in collaboration with a consortium of industry bodies.


The Chief Minister said the APSSDC could be linked to the six universities in the anvil -Water, Marine, Energy, Sports, Logistics and Hospitality to become more industry friendly and stake holder friendly. All of them would fill the space in the upcoming Education City.

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