Minister Kollu Ravindra Visited Siemens Center of Excellence
Open Technology Platform: Scalable, Modular & Independent
The Open technology is scalable, modular and Independent. The centers can be expanded to incorporate latest technologies as and when the new technologies and developed and available. These centers are technologically independent.
Self-learning Interactive modules – DIAS based (Digitally Advanced Interactive System)
This model being digital, can be extended to the SDC level. It is hence incomparable coverage for the masses and grass roots.
Unique and Advanced Hub & Spoke Delivery Model
The hub and spoke approach make it possible to get a large scale deployment and scale-up possibility with minimum time and investment. It also optimally leverages the physical infrastructure to cover as much territory as possible. These centers act as a foundation for adding other courses, collaborators, partners as per the need of AP, India and also globally. The spokes (t-SDI) are connected to the hubs (COE) for learning assistance and advanced lab infrastructure. These spokes are further linked to the SDCs to provide reach to district and village level students. This Hub and spoke model reaches one level deeper than the previous only “COE model”, which has been developed in various other states of India. “COEs” are focused to skill students for relevant growth industries – Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Machineries, and Shipbuilding, at competent Engineering Colleges, whereas “t-SDIs” are focused on skilling students in vocational trades – Automotive, Electrician, Electronics, Manufacturing & Fabrication, and Agro & Farm machineries, at Polytechnic/ ITI level. COEs (Centers of Excellence) are created as advanced knowledge centres in Engineering Colleges with focus on student training, R&D, conducting industry sessions, etc. They will act as hubs for a set of t-SDIs. t-SDIs (technical-Skill Development Institutes) are designed to train students on technical and vocational trades at polytechnic/ ITI levels. Each COE hub will be linked with 5 unique t-SDIs with a combination of three trades in each one of them. SDCs (Skill Development Centres) are local e-enabled centres that will access digital content available with COEs and t-SDIs to help spread beginner level vocational skills across AP.
Industry Relevant, Self -Sustaining Platform
This is an industry relevant academic program. Any new technology additions and refreshes as per industry needs are easily incorporated in minimum time. The model is self sustaining. It is prime funded but operationally sustainable. These centers are being developed on a “Built – Operate – Transfer” model. The complete setup will be transferred relevant institutions/ bodies post 3 years. An additional 1 year of supervisory and subject matter expertise will also be provided to APSSDC.
The world needs Technically Skilled workforce and India has a unique advantage of having 47 million surplus manpower in 2020. India has another advantage of the “demographic bulge” occurring at age bracket of 15–29. India has world’s largest population in this age bracket. If “adequately skilled”, India can fulfill the skilled labour deficit of developed world (~50 million). These courses are being developed after research of various vocational courses available internationally (in particular: Germany, Singapore, South Africa and Korea). The latest skills required in international markets have been incorporated into the already extensive courses available in India.