The Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) seeks to equip students currently enrolled Under Graduate Courses in Arts & Science Colleges, with industry/business relevant skills. It aims at creating employment opportunities for the unemployed youth, enhancement of skill sets of the labour force, emphasizing industry linkage and enhancing employability of students. Expertise of industry organizations like, NASSCOM, CII, FICCI and various Sector Skill Councils set up by the National Skill Development Mission will be sought for the Programme. The Programme will be focussing on additional skill acquisition, through a series of activity based modules including Communication, Information Technology, Skills etc., defined by the Industry so as to ensure that the students passing out of the institution have employable skills that are required by labour market and the industry, nationally and internationally.
The ASAP program at our college was launched on 06.03.2013 by Sri. Palode Ravi, MLA. ASAP classes are conducted in every working day from 9am to 10 am and also in some Saturdays, if necessary. So far we have trained 4 batches comprises of 80 students of our college. Presently, Ms. Aruna M. Nair is working as Skill Development Executive (SDE) at our College.
Our College is also selected as Skill Development Centre (SDC) of Nedumangad Taluk. The ASAP students of various colleges and schools of this taluk are coming to this SDC for Skill training classes. These classes are being conducted on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays. Mr. Binoj is working as the Manager of this SDC. Because of the support of ASAP, the college got an updated computer lab with 45 computer systems, 5 smart class rooms.