Amemorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed in Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh, by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) and the Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI).
In front of senior officials, the MoU was signed by ESSCI Chief Operating Officer Dr. Abhilasha Gaur and APSCHE Secretary Prof. Y. Nazeer Ahammed.
The agreement’s goal is to work with APSCHE to introduce new age industry integrated programmes in the state of Andhra Pradesh’s electronics industry.
These programmes will be “for industry by industry” focused and advanced digital skills learning programmes in emerging technology areas, in collaboration with industry partners, to help bridge emerging technology gaps.
Under the MoU, ESSCI and APSCHE will also establish skill labs, model training centres, centres of excellence in various emerging technologies, conduct faculty development programmes and faculty certifications, and impart training to students and other identified groups on NSQF aligned qualifications and certifications.
The MoU also includes provisions for on-job training, internships, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities for students, as well as the potential establishment of an innovation, product design, and development centre of excellence (COE) to promote innovation, product development, and start-upIn addition, the MoU aims to introduce degree apprenticeship undergraduate programmes to provide the students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge in the electronics industry while pursuing their degree.
The MoU also underscores the importance of industry-academia collaboration in the development of skills and knowledge.