Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana on January 2 (Tuesday) said the State government was in talks with industry representatives to ensure that students passing out of colleges are able to find paid internships. Speaking after formally launching a ‘Career Guidance Toolkit’ tailored for students across diverse disciplines in the higher education sector by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), the Minister lauded the good work of the Council, and said that unlike the usual practice of dispensing career guidance only during the penultimate or final year when students may have already drifted in various directions, this toolkit was designed to proactively guide and handhold the young learners right from day one of their undergraduate programme to the completion of graduation. “It provides students with semester-wise action plans, elucidates the essential skills required to acquire domain expertise, and underscores the importance of cultivating soft skills,” he said.

Source-K.V.S. Giri