The term training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies. Training has specific goals of improving one's capability, capacity, and performance. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at institutes of technology (also known as technical colleges or polytechnics). In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, training is required to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. People within many professions and occupations may refer to this sort of training as professional development. AAS understand that workplace learning to improve performance should be considered "training and development". This includes career counseling, skill assessment, and supportive services to all. One can generally categorize such training as on-the-job or off-the-job: • On-the-job training takes place in a normal working situation, using the actual tools, equipment, documents or materials that trainees will use when fully trained. On-the-job training has a general reputation as most effective for vocational work. • Off-the-job training takes place away from normal work situations — implying that the employee does not count as a directly productive worker while such training takes place. Off-the-job training has the advantage that it allows people to get away from work and concentrate more thoroughly on the training itself. This type of training has proven more effective in inculcating concepts and ideas. AAS has developed its own center of Training and Placement where short duration course will be delivered and then the placement will be provided to the competent students at various corporate houses in the field of Academics, Retail, Health Care etc.