The Andhra Pradesh govt is investing over Rs 100 crore to modernize, rebrand ITIs, polytechnic colleges, skill colleges as industry-cum-training centers.
Anu Parthiban | November 29, 2023 | 04:33 PM IST
NEW DELHI: With an aim to make the state a knowledge hub of the world, the Andhra Pradesh government and Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Cooperation (APSSDC) plans to provide skill training for over 20 million people in the state in the next fifteen years.
“With 26 skill colleges and 192 hubs across the state, 55 industries have joined hands with APSSDC as 'skill spokes' to train youth according to their specific requirements,” the official statement said. The objective of the initiative is to make the state a national and global leader in skill development.
The state government is investing over Rs 100 crore to modernize and rebrand 83 government industrial training institutes (ITIs), 87 polytechnic colleges, and 26 skill colleges as industry cum training centers.
“The Government departments are aiming to build a future where the workforce is equipped to excel in the dynamic landscape of industries, contributing significantly to the state's and the country's growth,” it said.
According to S Suresh Kumar IAS, principal secretary of skills development and training department, "The Cascading Ecosystem IS a first-of-its-kind integrated model designed to address shortcomings in existing skills development programs. It aims to provide holistic training aligned with future industry needs."
AP Skills Universe is a one stop digital portal for all skills development related activities in the state. Youth will have to register for skill training and those looking for job opportunities will also have to apply at the portal.
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