Success in education depends on appropriate skilling
The Government of Kerala through KASE has set up Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) at Chavara, Kollam, which is of international standards with the aim of offering high end courses in Construction Engineering and Management and also providing skill training for workforce ranging from trades including masonry, carpentry, plumbing...
KERALA ACADEMY FOR SKILLS EXCELLENCE (KASE), a Section 25 Company (incorporated under Section 25 Companies Act 1965) under the Department of Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala, is formed with the objective of moulding skilled and employable youth who are competent to utilize the job opportunities across the globe and thus attain a livelihood.As the skilling arena is new and the sectors...
The Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd. (ULCCS), hails from a rural pocket in Malabar region in North Kerala. Acknowledged as the best Labour Co-operative Society in India by Indian Co-operative Congress 2013.ULCCS was formed in 1925 by the eminent social reformer Sri Guru Vagbhatananda in a remote hamlet called Uralungal...
Kerala state depends on migrant workers for the various jobs needed. The dependence on Migrant labourers in Kerala is found mainly in the field of construction. The city of Kollam and other places like Punalur, Paravur in Kollam district, Perumbavoor, Thrissur etc. are slowly becoming overwhelmed with several migrants from North India. So an institute for developing the unskilled domestic labours as well as migrant labourers has become an essential need in Kerala. The main aim behind this institute is to train masons to upgrade their skills and get a certification from the Britain-based organisation, City and Guilds. Foundation stone was laid by the then Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Oommen Chandy on 15 March 2013. In May 2018, The Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) decide to partner with The Uralungal Labour Contract Society Ltd (ULCCS Ltd) to collaborate in courses offered at IIIC-Kollam under KASE. A MoU in this regard is signed on May 30 in the presence of Labour and Excise Minister for Kerala.
Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) at Chavara, Kollam, the institute is being built on a 9.02 acres (36,500 m2) campus along the NH-66, near Chavara in Kollam Metropolitan Area. KASE has developed a Master Plan and detailed design for the campus with 235,100 square feet (21,800 m2) of facilities including an administrative block, training block, canteen and substation, etc. Total estimated project cost is Rs. 100 Crores. The Main Building is 1.5 lakh square feet and has 38 classrooms, 10 office rooms, canteen etc. The hostel Building is 35,000 square feet with 54 rooms, Canteen etc.
The Housekeeping Attendant is responsible for manually cleaning the property’s fl oors, vertical surfaces, furniture and fixtures. Minimum educational qualifi cation: 8th Pass. Experience in housekeeping is desirable but not mandatory. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: 8th Pass
Proper selection and optimum utilization of equipment plays a vital role in successful completion of a road project. This course aims to provide students training in operating a hot mix plant and also some of the major equipment employed at a road construction site namely motor grader, compactor and asphalt paver. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculate
The main objective of this programme is to build professionally skilled Scaffolders who can work as a team member following all the safety & Quality policy and can deliver the best output to the construction industry. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: MATRIC
This job role performs cutting, bending and fabrication of reinforcement steel as per drawing. Bar bender & Steel Fixer is responsible for marking, cutting and bending of rebars using hand or power tools effectively, fabricating, placing and fixing reinforcement at the desired location using correct ties within specified time and tolerance. The individual should have good knowledge of safe work practices and handling of rebars properly. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: MATRIC
Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and system operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat water to make it free from impurities. Sewage Water Treatment Plants are now mandatorily installed at high-rise buildings and commercial buildings. The STP operators typically need to know to operate the plant and the employability is considered high. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: ITI / MATRIC
The course will provide comprehensive knowledge about Data Center technologies, standards, components, principles, and latest trends. The course is designed to imbibe necessary technical & engineering skills of engineering certificate holders of all mentioned trades to make them fit for performing in the industry & get a very definite competitive advantage in the placement drives & in work performance. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: ITI
The job role is responsible for executing complex decorative paint finishes on surfaces using general and spray paint techniques within specified time and tolerance. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: MATRIC
A Plumbing engineer is responsible for supervising, coordinating and scheduling the activities of plumbers and other staffs. This course gives adequate skill training for obtaining supervisory jobs in the construction sector. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: DIP / I.T.I / +2
The course provides a comprehensive knowledge and practical applications of hospitality management. The course introduces housekeeping, front office, food and beverage, nutrition, sales and marketing and hands on training with internship at reputed institutions. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Plus 2
This course introduces GIS concepts and ArcGIS tools used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, and communicate information. Using ArcMap and ArcGIS Online, trainers and trainees will work with GIS maps, explore data, and analyze maps. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH / DIP in CE
Original Write up – OK, with minor modification as indicated. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH-CS&IT/ MCA / M.Sc.( Computer Science)
The recent trend in IT/ITES sector is ‘Cloud Computing’. In order to facilitate the cloud computing , data centre infrastructure need to be set up in the country. The course will provide comprehensive knowledge about Data Center technologies, standards, components, design, implementation & operating principles, latest trends. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH CE/EEE/ME/CSE/ECE
Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Construction Management builds upon the concepts and methodologies of management, engineering, architecture, law, information technology, social and behavioural sciences and combines theory with practical experience and research work. This programme has been designed to suit the needs of students from India and other Asian countries. The programme is structured to prepare Engineering graduates for undertaking professional responsibilities demanding high proficiency in skills of application of latest technology, people management, project finance, international markets -all with a special reference to infrastructure development and real estate projects. The curriculum will be reviewed from time to time to incorporate the latest advancements in Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Project (CRIP) industry and to build a strong competence in the diversified area. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH-CE
The course provides a comprehensive knowledge and practical applications of interior design and construction. The course introduces theory, design, drawing and representation skills, studio work and hands on training with internship. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH-CE/ B.Arch.
Designed to prepare students in the skills of analyzing the physical, social, cultural, economic and ecological dimensions of urban settlements, comprehending their problems, and evolving measures to address the issues and emerging challenges in a planned manner. The programme focuses on various forms of planning processes and exposes the students to new techniques such as project planning and GIS. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH-CE/ B.Arch.
The course provides a comprehensive knowledge and practical Applications Facility And Contract Management. The course introduces theory, design, and representation skills and hands on training with internship. Facility Management is an emerging employment sector at Malls, Hospitals, IT companies etc where job opportunities are on the rise. This program is conducted as a collaborative course with certification from International Facility Management Association, Houston, USA. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Any Graduate
The program aims at developing the competencies and skills needed by the future leaders in retail sector. The One year Post Graduate Certificate Program in Retail Management is offered in flexi learning mode with substantial classroom teaching and hands on experience in industry through lab and internships. This is a collaborative course with All Inia Management Association (AIMA) and is an AICTE approved course. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Any Graduate
The main goal of this course is to help students learn, understand, and practice big data analytics and machine learning approaches, which include the study of modern computing big data technologies and scaling up machine learning techniques focusing on industry applications. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTECH CSE, BCA
Taking into account the importance of skill development, the Government of Kerala is implementing many skill development programmes so as to reduce the skill gap and to promote employability. The Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence along with the Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd. is involved in implementing appropriate skill development programmes through the newly established Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction at Chavara, Kollam to offer customised skill development programmes.
I am sure that the courses provided by the institute can facilitate job placements among unemployed youth based on their interest and aptitude.
I wish this institute all the success.
It is a matter of great pride for Keralites that Government of Kerala is launching Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction at Chavara in Kollam district to give more thrust to skill development. Department of Labour and Skills, Government of Kerala have initiated and is being involved in implementing various programmes to promote skill-based ecosystem within the State. In the changing scenario, our youth must be equipped to meet the new challenges in the education and career sector. This can only be met through implementing stakeholder-based skill development programmes. I am sure that Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction will meet the skill needs of the society and will promote employablity among unemployed youth. I wish the institute all success.
ULCCS in association with Kerala Academy for skills excellence is in the process of reducing skill gap among unemployed youths through Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction. The objective of IIIC is to provide world class skill development programmes and promote employability with the help of institutions of repute within the country and abroad. Even though Kerala is a totally literate state huge skill gap exists among students, graduates and diploma holders. Although the state is far ahead of the national average in many aspects of development such as literacy, increasing gross enrolment ratio at higher education level, access to healthcare, etc., there is a huge deficiency in the skill development front. Hence, it is the need of the hour to set up a high-quality, world class skill development academy with the objective of providing skill-based training to the youth. The stakeholders will be of different levels of qualification as prescribed by the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
ULCCS’s skill initiatives will surely position Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction to a global level. It will offer courses based on the interest, aptitude and goal of the student with appropriate industry interface. The semi-skilled segment is expected to emerge as the largest category of supply and accounts for 11.3 Lakhs or 36% of the incremental workforce closely followed by minimally skilled workforce (35% of the incremental workforce). While this employee segment would have undergone some skill-based training post schooling, to ensure their employability, this training has to be aligned to the industry demands. Also, the training should be augmented with non-technical skills like soft skills, life skills, etc. since most of the new entrants are expected to be absorbed in the services sector.
IIIC is a unique opportunity for both experienced and upcoming workforce in the Civil Engineering field to top-up and leverages the expertise required to be job-ready in the construction industry. The tie-ups IIIC has with European Universities will further help in securing global placements in major corporations reiterating the intellectual capital and skills of Keralites in the international job arena. We urge students and professionals in the industry to use this facility to launch their career.
Across the World, skill developing is emerging as one of the potential catalysts for augmenting employability. Recent study reports done by Deloitte for National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) reveals that the population of Kerala is expected to increase up to 358 lakhs in 2022. The estimated incremental manpower supply in Kerala by 2022 will be around 31.2 lakhs. Incremental manpower supply can be further classified into skilled, semi-skilled and minimally- skilled as per education qualifications and estimated output of educational and vocational training institutes in the state. At time automation is acquiring momentum across the globe with spectacular growth in the services sector, IIIC can play a key role in this sector.
As Director of Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC), I consider myself fortunate in leading the institution which is providing excellent skill training for infrastructure and construction services in rebuilding our nation. We update ourselves with the latest technologies, tools, and techniques in infrastructure and construction domain.
Our vision is to be an Institution par excellence generating a new breed of skilled and trained youth for the sustainable development and top notch infrastructure both, in our nation and abroad.
Students at IIIC are actively involved in Green Innovations and are the pioneers in eco-friendly sustainable design, construction, and materials. We provide a holistic teaching methodology so that students become well-rounded individuals, and aspire to become future leaders in this field.
IIIC provides training for infrastructure development, especially eco- friendly design so that people and nature can coexist and thrive in this environment.
We provide a platform where students can interact with the best minds across the globe. The infrastructure and facility available on campus are amongst the very best in the nation.
By collaborating with international organisations and with the support of all our stakeholders, we will be able to achieve the vision of IIIC.