3a. (i) As of 1 January 2017, 99,325 students have enrolled for the foundation training and 90,522 students have enrolled for vocational training on a cumulative basis for the period, 2012-13 to 2016-17. Of the total enrollment (foundation as well vocational courses),on average, around 55% are females and 53% are below poverty line (BPL).
(ii) For the academic year 2015-16 alone, 25,615 students have been enrolled for foundation training. During the same academic year under the Summer Skills Program, an additional 3,750 students enrolled for training. This took the total enrollment to 29,365,which was less than the original target of 61,861.
(iii) During the academic year of 2016-2017, 32,294 students have enrolled in the foundation course and the enrollment is still going on. ASAP will thus, exceed the 2017 target by fair margin.
3b. MOUs have been signed with 848 higher secondary schools and 106 colleges. Foundation training has been initiated in 50% institutions. Vocational training initiated in March 2015 after their annual examinations.
3c. Twenty two (22) MOUs signed between ASAP and various sector skills councils. This will help to strengthen industry engagement, and ensure the continued relevance and quality of ASAP's training interventions.
3d. (i) At least 32 private skills training providers engaged by ASAP as of 31 Dec. 2015.
(ii) The CDTA firm has been assisting the TSPs in improving and standardizing the quality of their course material and training practices. ASAP has also initiated its own train the trainer program.
(iii) ASAP has empanelled 28 private training providers for offering 81 job rolls offering industry accredited vocational courses.
2a. (i) Request for Proposals (RFPs) for 15 community skills parks (CSPs) have been floated.
(ii) Construction of 11 CSPs started in Mid September 2016. These are expected to be operationalized by end of 2017/early 2018.
2b. 110 skill development centres (SDCs) have been upgraded and operational. On average, 5 rooms in the partner Govt. Higher Secondary schools/ Colleges have been upgraded into SDCs. Improved furniture, computer labs, smart classrooms, and internet connectivity are part of the package. Foundation training is also provided in these SDCs.
2c. O&M of CSPs not yet stared.
d1. 199 experienced program management staff engaged of which 107 (54%) are females.
d2. ASAP's MIS for monitoring implementation and achievement of gender and social inclusion targets is already operational.
d3. 1,912 skill development executives (SDEs) who impart foundation training (communication English, basic IT) have been empanelled as of 31 June 2016. Of these, 66% are females. This will help in further enhancing the participation and interest of female trainees in ASAP.
1a. (i) ASAP is currently offering training in 96 courses in 81 job roles with covering 21 sectors. The quality of the training material and its alignment with the prescribed national occupation standards(NOS)/NSQF is reviewed on an ongoing basis.
(ii) A rigorous Quality Frame-work has been laid out for each course, specifying the objectives for each session, pedagogy style, training delivery, prerequisites required, and the expected outcomes. Further, training service providers have to prepare proper syllabi, Trainers' guides, Participants' Hand books, and Assessment Guides before starting any skills course under ASAP.
(iii) Courses are being selected on the basis of the recommendations of the respective Business Advisory Committee (BACs) to ensure industry/market relevance. 17 Kerala-based BACs, covering various trades, are operational as at 30th June 2016.
1b. 66,783 students have been enrolled in vocational courses as of 31 Dec. 2015. Of which 54% were female and 54% of trainees were below poverty line.