Association of Skill Training Provider (ASTP) launches Common Delivery Platform for Skill Providers in India
Enables ASTP members to make their flagship skilling programs available through 7000 delivery centres to millions of youth across India
Association of Skill Training Providers (ASTP), a registered non-government, not-for-profit society, formed as a national skill alliance of training service provider companies, announced the launch of first-of-its-kind ASTP Common Delivery Platform for its member skill providers in India. This is a significant initiative for the skills sector that will enable ASTP members to use approx. 7000 ASTP member delivery centres across India to deliver unique courses developed by them.
Common Delivery Platform will allow ASTP members to leverage the extensive ASTP network and infrastructure to drive scale significantly vs restricting to their individual reach and make their flagship training programs and employability available to millions of Indian youth seeking employment-driven skills across India. ASTP currently has 45 members with over 7000 training centres and has already trained more than 5 million youth in over 30 sectors.
Navanit Samaiyar, CEO ASTP, said, “With our vision to make aspirational and globally relevant skill-focused training available to youth in India, we have designed the unique Common Delivery Platform. While on one hand this platform will amplify the reach and the program offerings of our partners many-fold, on the other hand more importantly, new-age skills training will be made accessible to millions of youth across India through our member centres. We welcome other Skill Training providers to join ASTP and participate in this initiative.”
Under the Common Delivery Platform, the course provider will be responsible for the content and the course curriculum. They will also train the trainers and provide technology support and manage performance. The delivery provider will be responsible for proper delivery of the program as per the course providers’ guidelines and placement of successful candidates. On completion of the programs the candidates will be presented with certificates jointly from ASTP and the content provider.
ASTP has already identified few programs that will be made available under the Common Delivery Platform. These programs will be in the areas of advanced accounting and emerging technologies like AI and ML apart from few programs which will enable entrepreneurship
ASTP is a Registered Non- Government, not for profit Society comprising Skill Training Companies, Technology solution providers, Content developers and Placement companies all together committed to promote high quality skill training and employment to India’s underprivileged. Its members are operational across the length and breadth of the nation and are the key stakeholders for implementation of the National Skill Mission through schemes like PMKK, PMKVY, DDUGKY, NULM, USTAAD among others and between them cover almost 65% of total skilling target mandated by NSDC.
It works in collaboration with NSDC and holds consultative status at the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to push for ethical standards in skilling, to provide feedback on youth’s interests and aspirations on skill programs and to reach out to skill hundreds of youth across India. ASTP aims to add value to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision and thus approach all skill training activities keeping in mind students’ and employer’s perspective together and help develop skills ideally suited for the industry thus bridging the skills demand supply gap. The association is also committed towards creating a brand for India’s skilled manpower within the country and also in the Global Skilling landscape.