About Us

Since its inception, ASAP has been relentlessly ‘empowering’ the youth of Kerala through globally-relevant ‘employable skills’ in 85 trades spread across 23 sectors. ASAP added value to the lives of over 1,50,000 students through skill training programmes. Now ASAP can rightfully claim the status of the largest training agency in the country with 30000 students in 1000 batches are trained on a regular basis throughout the year.

Historically Kerala is well known for global exporting of quality human resource. In 2012, the state embarked on an ambitious initiative called Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) to further equip its students with the skills demanded by prominent industries along with the regular studies.

ASAP also proved its capabilities in course framework development, courseware development, trainer development and quality assurance.

In order to strengthen its services to people and the industry, the idea of setting up Community Skill Parks has been mooted under ASAP
subsequently. Community Skill Parks are large state-of-the-art multi skill training facilities that are being built across the state for providing higher order skill training to citizens with a vision to better their livelihood along with making the state economy stronger.

Vision

“Skills for better livelihood and stronger economy”

Mission

“Ensuring access to quality skill training by establishing strong industry linkages”

HIGHLIGHTS OF COMMUNITY SKILL PARKS

World class training facility for developing higher order skills demanded by the employer industries
With around 25000-30000 sq ft buildup area and Capacity for providing training to 300 persons concurrently
Management of the facility is entrusted with prominent industries as Operating Partners on PPP

The Quadrant Concept

Separate training spaces demarcated as: Heavy Machinery, Precision, Activity and IT quadrants based on a systematic grouping of training programmes and this Modular design to ensure flexibility and easiness in operation in the classrooms and labs

VIRTUAL SPACE AND CAPACITY EXPANSSION THROUGH HUB AND SPOKE MODEL

Hub and spoke model is an innovative method for the virtual expansion of training facility and its capacity.The training facility at CSPs will be enhanced manifold by linking them with nearby academic institutions in a Hub and Spoke model with CSP as the Hub. This innovative training space management model also enhances the capacity of each spoke and provides tremendous growth opportunities to public as well as private academic and training facilities around each CSP.

The Team

Dr. Usha Titus IAS

Principal Secretary

Higher Education Department Govt. of Kerala

Mr. V R Premkumar IAS

CEO, ASAP

Mr. P Anil Prasad

Director, Community Skill Parks

Joint Secretary, Govt. of Kerala

Adv. Aleema Asif

Programme Manager

CSP Partnership and Engagements

Mr. Vishnu J

Programme Manager

CSP Standards and Compliance

Mr. Sankaran K

Programme Manager - CSP Operations

(Learning and Developments)

Mr. Anoop P

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Kulakkada, Kollam

Mr. Anoop R

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Kunnanthanam, Pathanamthitta

Ms. Karthika Bhaskar

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Perumbavoor, Eranakulam

Mr. Varghese George

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Kalamasseri, Eranakulam

Mr.Sreeranj S

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Lakkidi, Palakkadu

Mr. Arun Upendra

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Chathannur, Palakkadu

Mr. Binish George

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Pandikkad, Malappuram

Ms. Diana Thankachan

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Mananthavadi, Wayanad

Mr. Sujeesh P V

Senior Programme Manager In Charge of CSP

CSP Kasaragod