Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Four Separate Firms – IBM (International Business Machines) India, Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI), India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) and LV Prasad Film & TV Academy (LVPA) for promoting Skill Development among Youth.
The MoU has been signed to impart industry-driven skill courses to students from ITI (Industrial Training Institutes), Polytechnic and Graduation.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of APSSDC, Dr Arja Srikanth signed the MoUs virtually in the presence of Special Chief Secretary (Skill Development & Training), G Anantha Ramu and APSSDC Chairman Challa Madhusudhan Reddy.
MoU with IBM India:
i.IBM India has partnered with Andhra Pradesh (AP) Government to set up a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the Information Technology (IT) sector.
ii.IBM India will offer high-end training in Artificial Intelligence, coding, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), block chain, data science and analytics, cybersecurity and big data and full stack.
iii.IBM will bear the cost of giving access to industry-relevant software as per academic initiative norms.
MoU with Singapore Polytechnic International (SPI):
i.SPI partnered with APSSDC to provide industry-led courses in advanced manufacturing, food innovation and processing and entrepreneurship to be offered in skill colleges.
ii.It will provide Technical assistance for establishment of industry-specific labs, develop courses and curriculum and evolve a quality assurance framework for standardisation of teaching and learning modules.
MoU with LV Prasad Film & TV Academy (LVPA):
i.LVPA will set up and operate a CoE in the media and entertainment sector in Visakhapatnam district.
ii.CoE will offer courses in 2D animation, digital photography, editing, VFX. In addition to these courses it will provide apprenticeship support under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.
MoU with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC):
i.AP Government has partnered with ITDC to set up a CoE in the hospitality sector.
ii.ITDC will offer courses in hospitality trades, event management, front office operations, housekeeping, food and beverage operations and entrepreneurship programmes.
Recent Related News:
i.On October 8, 2020 In an effort to combat child labor and help poor parents choose the education for their children, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has launched Rs 650 crore Jagananna Vidya Kanuka scheme at Punadipadu ZP High School Krishna District.
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