Providing employment to the youth is one of the major promises made by the TDP Government to the people of Andhra Pradesh during the elections campaign in 2014. Under personal monitoring by the IT Minister, Nara Lokesh, an institution called Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA), was established to provide employment.
APITA was set up two years back and claims to have provided 9,900 jobs till date.
The Institution which has its headquarters in Vijayawada offers courses in IT and electronics and communications in collaboration with industry and academia.
Speaking to TOI, J A Chowdary, IT advisor to the AP government said, “While on one side, companies are not able to find talent to fill up job vacancies, on the other side a big lot of engineering students from our state are unaware of these openings and the skills required.
APITA, as per the vision of our CM, plugs this major gap. We provide the orientation for aspirants as per their interests and talent and help him/her gain a job through job fairs and other channels.”
The officials also said that the institution has provided 9902 jobs out of which 3880 where through a special drive called LEAP (Look for Employees in Andhra Pradesh).
Additional CEO of APITA, Winny Patro, said, “In these challenging times of skill disruption and dynamic nature of recruiters’ requirements, APITA concluded its massive initiative Leap on Tuesday with 13 recruitment initiatives in 13 districts in a span of 15 days.”
Credits: Times of India
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