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Ireland-based MedTech company Medtronic signs agreement with Kerala Govt.’s ASAP

DUBLIN: ASAP (Additional Skill Acquisition Programme – ASAP), an initiative of the Kerala government (India), has entered into a partnership agreement with Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical technology companies based in Ireland.

The agreement signed by Kerala and Ireland institutions aims to help students develop their skills. The partnership scheme offers 12 months of internship opportunities to eligible students.  It also aims to significantly enhance the skills of final year students and improve employment opportunities within the healthcare industry.

Webinars and guest lecture classes are available for third-year and final-year engineering students as part of the partnership program. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with leading figures in the Med-Tech field.

The programme will be organised through various ASAP training centres. Through the Acquire Early program, Medtronic will utilize this talent pool for its internship projects. Students will also receive mentorship support, work experience, and skills development. In addition, the Bridge Program developed by ASAP will be made available to final year students from Tier 3 and Tier 4 institutes. Those who successfully complete it will also get Medtronic internship opportunities.

“As the largest medical technology company in the world, Medtronic has enabled skill proficiency building across biomedical engineering and multiple therapy areas, significantly contributing to the healthcare ecosystem in India. Our partnership with ASAP is one more step in that direction,” said Madan Krishnan, vice president and managing director, Medtronic India. The company employs over 90,000 people worldwide. The institute serves doctors, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries.

“The very philosophy of ASAP as a skill development agency is to accentuate the employability of the youth. We look forward to leveraging this philosophy through a mutually benefitting collaboration with Medtronic and offer some unique opportunities for the youth of Kerala,” said Dr. Usha Titus, chairperson and managing director, ASAP Kerala.

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