Apex Skill Development Centres
In order to meet the fast-paced technological advancements Government have accorded administrative sanction to establish Apex Skill Development Centres (ASDC) with the assistance of Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) as part of the Tamil Nadu Investment Promotion Programme (TNIPP) phase II for imparting hi-end training in the following sectors.

  1. Auto ,Auto Components and Machine Tools
  2. Construction and Infrastructure Sector
  3. Hospital and Health Care Services
  4. Transportation and Logistics
  5. Banking, Finance Sector and Insurance
Each Apex Skill Development Centre will act as Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the sector. Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated under section 8 of the Companies’ Act 2013, will manage the day to day affairs of the Centre.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish ASDC in 3 sectors viz., Auto, Auto Components & Machine tools, Hospital and Health Care Services and Transportation & Logistics have been signed between TNSDC and Lead Implementation Partners (LIPs) in the presence of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 30.11.2019 in the Investment and Skill Development Conclave 2019.
Accordingly, Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Boards have been formed for all the above three sectors and registration of SPV as a company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 is under progress.
The Apex Skill Development Centres will have the following objectives

  1. Providing high end sector specific skill development trainings
  2. Engaging with industries and other stakeholders to design and develop industry relevant training curriculum
  3. Create a pool of qualified and professional trainers
  4. Act as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for the sector
With the emergence of disruptive innovations and fast paced technological development it is imperative the youth of the state are exposed and trained in state of the art facilities meeting international standards making them globally employable.
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation not only provides skill training to unemployed youth including school /college dropouts but also ensures up skilling of the qualified youth to enhance their employability. Tamil Nadu today has a robust skill development ecosystem and TNSDC is continuously striving to improve the same. TNSDC has embarked on an ambitious challenge to train 2, 00,000 youth every year thereby ensuring TN becomes the skill capital of the country.