Vijayawada : The purpose of setting up the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) was to help people gain employable skills and the Corporation, in a short span, had achieved 34% success, said K.V. Satyanarayana, CEO, on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a day-long workshop on Entrepreneurship Educator’s Bootcamp, where students of various colleges were given insights into key aspects of entrepreneurship, Mr. Satyanarayana said 90,000 of the 3.5 lakh candidates trained by the Corporation had gained employment.
He said realizing that the youth in the State were losing employment opportunities mainly due to lack of adequate exposure, the government had formed the Skill Development Corporation to impart training to students by roping in international experts to ensure quality teaching-learning process.
He said the Corporation was imparting a six-month skill development course for regular students in both engineering and non-engineering streams. Those opting for this course would be better equipped to face competition in the job market, he said, adding that students of schools and colleges were benefited by the training sessions organized by the Corporation. Prof. Gregory Collier and Krish Nangegadda of Northeastern University, U.S., conducted a session on ‘business model’ and expected outcome of such programmes followed by a question-and-answer session wherein the participants sought clarifications to their myriad doubts.
Sessions on “Designing the Venture’ and ‘Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs’ were conducted by Marc Mayer through video conference.
Mr. Satyanarayana said the endeavour of the APSSDC was to inculcate a new thinking among the youth who would be encouraged to ideate, plan and innovate. He said the government was eager to usher in a climate of a healthy entrepreneurship not just in cities but also in the rural pockets through start-ups.
APSSDC Special Secretary Ganta Subbarao said the workshops would help raise awareness among the student community. The Corporation, in tie-up with international organizations, was trying to familiarize the youth with the world trends and the latter should make the best of it, he said.
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