Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (APRERA) has taken one more step towards its developmental agenda. APRERA has opened new employment opportunities for young engineering graduates by facilitating memoranda of understanding between the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) and 15 engineering colleges from different parts of the state during a programme at Vijayawada on Tuesday.
Dr P.R. Swarup, director-general of CIDC, said, “Andhra Pradesh should become the hub of skilled manpower for the constr-uction industry.” He exc-hanged MoUs with the re-presentatives of enginee-ring colleges on Tuesday in the presence of V. Ramnath, chairperson, APRERA, and Dr Mullapudi Renuka and Chandu Sambasivarao, members APRERA.
Dr Swarup said that th-ese colleges work as training centres for different employment oriented skills related to the construction industry. Rural youth from the villages around the colleges as well as students of those colleges will be benefitted from the training. The colleges will take responsibility of providing physical infrastructure and selecting deserving candidates, where as CIDC will take the responsibility of training.
Dr Swarup said, “There are several new areas where the students shall be trained to gain fruitful employment, they relate to construction quality assurance, quality feedback etc.”
“In this context, APRERA, is already discussing with the AP state skill development corporation to initiate a pilot project under the RPL scheme, utilising the resources of CIDC,” he said.
The principals, directors and representatives of Usha Rama College Institute & Technology, Nova Group of Engineering Institutions, RVR & Jr College, Chintalapudi Engineering College (CEC), Prakasam Engineering College, NRI Institute Of Technology, Malineni Perumallu Educational Society’s Group of Institutions, Bapatla Engineering College, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College and Chalapathi Institute of Engineering & Technology and other Colleges participated in the MoU programme.