AP Govt Signed 4 MoUs For Skill Courses

Vijayawada:  Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday signed four MoUs –with IBM India, Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI), India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and LV Prasad Film and TV Academy (LVPA) to impart industry-driven finishing school skill courses to the students from ITI, polytechnic and graduation.

The state government has made it mandatory for existing and upcoming industries in the state to reserve 75 per cent of employment to the locals through the Industries/Factories Bill, 2019 and Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has directed establishment of skill university and skill colleges one in each parliamentary constituency, one in each of the fosur IIITs and one in JNTU Pulivendula, Kadapa District. APSSDC, the Nodal agency of AP Skill Mission, has partnered with reputed industries, industry associations, technical institutions, universities and international agencies in the process of establishing Skills university & Skill colleges towards this.

IBM India has partnered with AP government which will set up and operate the centre of Excellence (CoE) through APSSDC. IBM will include only bearing the cost of giving access to the industry relevant Software as per Academic Initiative norms and assist in activities that include developing course & curriculum, Training of the Trainers programs, Industrial exposure, Guest lectures and execution of high-end trainings in IT domain – Coding, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Blockchain, Data Science & Analytics, Cybersecurity, Quantum Computing, Big Data and Full Stack.

The Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI) has partnered with APSSDC for enabling international level industry led courses in the Advance Manufacturing, Food Innovation & Food Processing and Entrepreneurship to be offered in skill colleges. They will provide technical assistance and handholding support in establishing the industry specific labs, develop courses & curriculum, design and deliver the Training of Trainer program, offer joint certification and accreditation for the proposed courses, design and develop a quality assurance framework for standardization of teaching and learning modules.

Similarly, the LVPA has partnered with APSSDC to set up and operate a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Media and Entertainment sector in Visakhapatnam district. They will design and develop courses and curriculum, design and deliver the Training of Trainer Program, offer courses in Basics of 2D animation, Digital Photography, Basics of editing, Basics of VFX and Digital Restoration, Industrial exposure, Guest Lectures and also provide apprenticeship support under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS).

ITDC will operate a “Centre of Excellence” in the Hospitality Sector, design courses & curriculum and offer courses in Hospitality trades, Event Management, Front office operations, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage operations and Entrepreneurship programmes. They will also provide accreditation & certification support.

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