KVASU to ink pact on skill development

Joint venture with ASCI to focus on livestock and poultry industry

December 21, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 11:13 am IST - KALPETTA:

The Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU) is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) in the area of skill development.

The proposed collaboration would be in the areas of skill development, capacity building, bridging the skill gap between the actual and desired skills of the potential stakeholders in agriculture and allied sectors, said Vice Chancellor B. Ashok. A discussion was held by the KVASU and State Additional Skill Acquisition Programme officials with Satender Singh Arya, Chief Executive Officer, ASCI, during a national workshop on Skill Enterprise Engagement for Empowering Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram recently. “The collaboration will establish well structured, sector specific labour market information system to assist planning and delivery of training along with adoption of global practices,” T.P. Sethumadhavan, Director of Entrepreneurship, KVASU, said.

“It would pursue for sector skill specific development plans, standardisation of affiliation and accreditation process, plan and execute training of trainers, affiliation, accreditation, assessment and certification of vocational institutes or programmes and promote academics of excellence,” he added.

The KVASU-ASCI joint venture would give more emphasis to skill development programmes in livestock and poultry industry. The collaboration would facilitate bridging the skill gap in livestock and poultry industry and generate more employment avenues for the unemployed youths, he said.

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