ASAP Community Skill Park in Pampady to offer latest job-oriented training to youths

Higher Education Minister Dr R Bindu. Photo: Manorama Online

Pampady: Minister for Higher Education Dr R Bindu inaugurated a Community Skill Park under ASAP (Additional Skill Acquisition Programme) at Pampady in Kottayam district recently. The park has been built for Rs 14.68 crore.

“The park, which offers job-oriented training, will benefit a large number of youths,” said the Minister.
Bindu also praised ASAP for offering high-quality vocational training to youths and creating opportunities for entrepreneurship.

Several courses of national and international standards will be available for youths at the skill park. A three-storeyed building with the latest facilities has been constructed at the park for the purpose. Students can gain knowledge of new-generation technologies by joining the courses.

The park has seven classrooms with the most modern facilities, five training rooms, IT lab, changing rooms with lockers for students, conference hall, library and office. The entire park is disabled-friendly.

Others who spoke during the inauguration included Minister for Cooperation V N Vasavan, Chandy Oommen MLA, Thomas Chazhikkadan MP and ASAP Kerala chairperson Dr Usha Titus.

Covid-19 vaccine for CM
Addressing the function, Vasavan revealed that an operating partner of ASAP in Pampady had manufactured an Ayurvedic preventive drug for Covid-19 which was used by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

“Someone had told the Chief Minister about the Ayurvedic drug and he asked me to procure it from Bipha, an Ayurvedic medicine company based in Kottayam district. The Chief Minister took one dose and also advised me to do so,” said Vasavan.

Meanwhile, ASAP authorities said that their institution functions under a public-private arrangement and Bipha is one of the operating partners.

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