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AASSC - Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council is a top body in skill development in the emerging Aerospace and Aviation sector. AASSC has been formed under the Government and Industry led initiative to skill Indian labour force. AASSC is one of the various Sector Skill Councils (SSC) which has been established with the help of grant from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). NSDC provides support to all SSCs during the initial years of operations in the form of grant. The vision of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council is to reduce the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the sector in segments like Design & Development, Aerospace Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Airline Operations and Airports. Learn more:

Ability may refer to: Is competence to perform an observable behavior or a behavior that results in an observable product. Aptitude, a component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level Intelligence, logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem-solving Knowledge, a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills Skill, the learned ability to carry out a task with pre-determined results Power (social and political), the ability to influence people or events Capability (disambiguation) Superpower (ability), a popular culture term for a fictional superhuman ability Intellectual giftedness, an intellectual ability significantly higher than average Potential (disambiguation) Learn more:

Agri Udaan
AGRI-UDAAN is launched by the union government. This Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 programme has been launched in an attempt to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture. It will mentor startups and help them connect with potential investors. The programme will help convert innovative ideas from India’s rural youth into viable businesses start-ups and help them connect with potential investors. It aims to attract the youth from rural India and elsewhere and train them so they can add value to the farmers’ produce. This scheme is merged with ICAR-NAARM’s technology incubator, a-IDEA, IIM Ahmadabad’s Centre for Innovation. Learn more:

AICTE -The All India Council for Technical Education is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.Well established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 was given statutory status by an Act of Parliament . AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. The AICTE certified postgraduate and graduate programs under specific categories at Indian institutions as per its charter enterprise (SME) sector is well recognized in academic and policy literature. It also acknowledged that these actors in the economy may be under-served, especially in terms of finance. This has prompted to significant debate on the best methods to serve this sector. Learn more:

AMHFSSC -Apparel, Made-Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council has been launched with the main aim of enhancing and to build a capacity in skill development. One of the important features of the AMHFSSC is designing the training programmes, based on industry demands of different segments and to ensure that all successful trainees are certified through accredited assessment agency. AMHFSSC has been authorized by NSDC for evolving assessing proficiencies of skills of trainees for the apparel sector, made-ups and home furnishing for their respective subject areas. Learn more:

An apprentice is someone who is in training for a trade or profession.A person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages.

Apprenticeship- An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading). Apprenticeship also enables practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession. Most of their training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade or profession, in exchange for their continued labor for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable competencies. Apprenticeships typically last 3 to 7 years. People who successfully complete an apprenticeship reach the "journeyman" or professional certification level of competence. Learn more:

Apprenticeship - Optional Trade
Apprenticeship - Optional Trade Learn more: announcements/FAQ-NAPS.pdf

ASAP Kerala
Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) , a joint initiative of General and Higher Education Departments of Kerala was launched with an objective to impart quality skill education to the higher secondary / undergraduate students alongside their regular curriculum. Owing to the success of the program, attained over the years, the target group is widened to professional colleges and is now set to kick off community skilling through the Community Skill Parks. ASAP’s inclusive skilling approach has paved way to innovative initiatives in the skilling arena. Funded by ADB, ASAP has now spread out its contour to 1210 educational institutions across the state. Since its inception, ASAP trained 1,63,944 students in more than 100 courses from different sectors. Learn more:

ASCI- Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) ,comes under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) ,Government of India. ASCI aims to skill people in agriculture and allied sectors under the aegis of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and other schemes of government of India.ASCI aims to bridge gaps and upgrade skills of wage workers,farmers,self-employed and extension workers who are in organized and unorganized segments of Agriculture and allied sectors.This is implemented through a network of training partners.Farm Mechanization and Precision Farming, Agri-Information Management, Dairy Farm Management, Poultry Farm Management, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry etc are some of the job roles covered by ASCI for skilling people. Learn more:

ASDC - Automotive Skill Development Council ASDC has taken innovative steps towards development of Occupational Standards. For this goal ,ASDC has been engaging the entire Automotive Industry.Our purpose is to make skills as enabler of our sector's growth. Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has got the distinction of being the first Sector Skill Council of India. ASDC was incorporated to make the nation self-sufficient in skilled manpower in Automotive Industry. ASDC intention was to skill and certify 25 million youth in a period of next 10 years. Automotive Skills Development Council is a joint initiative of Government of India, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA). Learn more:

AsHA -The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched the “Aspirational Hunar Abhiyan 2018-19″ on 10th October 2018 .This initiative is designed to complement the program of NITI Aayog by addressing the challenges of skill development at the district level. The highlights of Aspirational Hunar Abhiyan 2018-19 is to complement “Transformation of Aspirational Districts” Program of NITI Aayog.Skill Index will be developed to bring in healthy competition between the districts.The Abhiyan's first meeting of nodal officers, saw the induction of these officials who will be steering the program in close coordination with the district entities.Among many other key initiatives which ministry has taken since its inception, Aspirational Hunar Abhiyan (AsHA) is one of the pioneer-step to reach out to the masses and address the real time challenges faced at the ground level in the aspirational districts. Learn more:

ASPIRE Scheme or Scheme for promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship and Agro-Industry is promoted by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. The main objectives of ASPIRE scheme are to create new jobs and reduce unemployment, grassroots economic development at district level and promoting entrepreneurship. The ASPIRE scheme has Rs. 200 crore corpus and are dedicated for different uses. Learn more:

Atal Incubation Center
Atal Incubation Center -The Government of India has set up the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) at NITI Aayog. The overall purpose of this Mission is to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in India. The project is being implemented by NITI Aayog.The plan of the scheme is to promote and establish world class incubation centres in specific sectors such as manufacturing, transport, energy, health, education, agriculture, water and sanitation etc. in India. These incubation centres would support and encourage innovative technology based start - ups that have an application or impact the core sectors of the economy. The incubation centres would give the start - ups with necessary guidance , tech support, infrastructure, access to investors, networking, and facilitating a host of other resources that may be required for the startup to survive and scale.

ATAL Tinkering Labs
ATAL Tinkering Labs -ATL is an avenue of Central government of India to create an environment of scientific temperament, innovation, creativity amongst Indian Students. It is a stride towards a new India.Since the last few decades, our education system has seen a basic change in ideas or methods . Today, with this approach of inculcating Hands on Methodology in the current education scenario we have resolved the need of the hour ATL lab would educate students essential 21st-century skills which will help them in developing their professional and personal skills.

ATDC- Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), under the aegis of AEPC has emerged as India’s Largest Vocational Training Network for the Apparel Sector with around 175 ATDCs including 65 ATDC Vocational Institutes and over 135 ATDC- SMART Centres and Skill Camps present in major Apparel clusters spread across 22 states & 85 cities Pan India.Learn more:

ATI - The National Skill Training Institute ( Formerly Known as Advanced Training Institute) is a field unit of the Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India. Earlier the training was confined to Craft Instructor Programmes. Subsequently in 1967. The aim of the program was to develop skilled manpower for the Industries, instructional staff for the Industrial Training Institutes & Upgrading Skill in the service industry. The mission and vision of NSTI is to impact Quality Training & Upgrading Skills of the Industrial workforce in emerging areas. Another important objective of NSTI is continually making efforts to bridge the gap between industry & academics and to enhance the employability skills of craftsman to enhance the credibility of certification for Craft Instructor Training and to facilitate placement through its placement cell.

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