Cochin Shipyard Ltd and ASAP Kerala sign pact to provide youth skills training

ASAP Kerala, the higher education department’s skills development agency, and Cochin Shipyard Ltd had agreed to jointly run training programs to develop skills for youth from underprivileged backgrounds.

The “Samathva Project” for the planned castes, planned tribes and fishermen at the state level and the “She-Skills” project for the women of Ernakulam District were inaugurated here on Friday by Minister of Higher Education R. Bindu.

The project will be implemented with the help of Cochin Shipyard’s Rs.50 lakh CSR fund, an official statement said. Nine professional programs will be implemented as part of the projects with the help of Cochin Shipyard’s CSR Fund. The initiatives would focus on empowering young people from marginalized communities.

Courses such as medical coding, general assistant and housekeeping assistant would be offered as part of the “She Skills” project. The “Samathva” project would provide training to the target group for courses such as car service technicians, fitness trainers, Java, logistics, GST and mobile hardware.

A memorandum of understanding between ASAP Kerala, CMD, Dr. Usha Titus, ASAP Kerala and Bijoy Bhaskar, Director of Engineering at Cochin Shipyard. ASAP Kerala Curriculum Funding Division Head Vinod Shankar (retired) and Cochin Shipyard CSR Head Sampath Kumar PN were also present at the event, the statement said.

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