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...
To become an Institution par excellence, generating skilled and trained youth for the sustainable development at the National & International level by promoting research activities.
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.
This programme aims at equipping the students for the roles and responsibilities of a housekeeping attendant, who are responsible for the cleanliness, maintenance and aesthetic upkeep of premises as per set procedures and standards - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: 8th Pass
This course aims to provide students training in operating a hot mix plant and also on some of the major types of equipment employed at a road construction site. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculation with Driving License
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: Matriculate
This course captures the knowledge required for performing the job of a bar bender which includes many activities like 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 - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculate
This course enables the students to gain insight into the knowledge required to perform the job role of a Water Treatment Plant (WTP) or Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) operator. These system operators run, control and monitor the plants that treat water to make it free from impurities. Sewage Water Treatment Plants are now mandatory in high-rise buildings and commercial buildings. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: ITI/Matriculate
The course will provide comprehensive knowledge and skilling about Data Center technologies, standards, components, principles, and the latest trends. The course is designed to imbibe the necessary technical & engineering skills of students to make them fit for performing in the industry & get a very definite competitive advantage in the industry. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: ITI -Trades in Electrical, Mechanical & Electronics streams
This program provides intensive training to use modern tools and techniques for automobile painting and painting and decorative works on all kind of surfaces. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculate
A Plumbing engineer is responsible for supervising, coordinating and scheduling the activities of plumbers and other staffs. This course enables skill training for obtaining supervisory jobs in the construction sector. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: DIP/ ITI / +2
The course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical expertise in hospitality management. The course introduces housekeeping, front office, food production & beverage handling, sales and marketing. Hands-on training with the internship will be provided at reputed organisations - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculate/+2
This course aims to impart the skill in geospatial technology, a rapidly emerging and widely used tech in various fields. The program provides the ability to work on GIS, Remote Sensing and Differential GPS(DGPS). Intensive sessions on the same will be given using various software and instruments. The course also focuses on training in drone mapping and WebGIS - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: B.Tech/Diploma in Civil, B.Sc any Discipline,B.A Geography
The main objective of the programme is to acquire knowledge in the implementation of project management throughout its project life cycle in the construction industry. Also, the program allows the student to gain knowledge in advanced surveying such as total station, GPS, DGPS as well as in various software relevant to the field like AutoCAD, Primavera etc. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: B.Tech Civil Engineering
Graduateship Programme in Mechanical Engineering provides quality education for mechanical engineers through hands-on training in Mechatronics, Quality assurance and Quality control, Nondestructive testing, safety, Maintenance and troubleshooting of automotive engines and electronics, Modern Manufacturing process (3D printing) with first-class lab facility. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
The recent trend in the IT/ITES sector is ‘Cloud Computing’. To facilitate cloud computing, data centre infrastructure is essential. The course will provide comprehensive knowledge about data centre technologies, standards, components, design, implementation & operating principles. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: BTech – CE,ME,EEE,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/ B.Arch.
The course provides 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 the 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 comprehensive knowledge and practical applications in Facility and Contract Management. 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 the International Facility Management Association, Houston (IFMA), USA. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Any Graduate/MBA
The program aims at developing the competencies and skills of the students seeking employment in the retail sector. This one year program is offered in a Flexi learning mode with substantial classroom teaching and hands-on experience in the industry through internships. This is a collaborative course with All India Management Association (AIMA) and is an AICTE approved course - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Any Degree/MBA
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: B.Tech- CSE or BCA or MCA
The quality technician is responsible for conducting tests on construction materials at field & laboratory, carrying out the inspection of construction materials, maintaining QA/QC documents and construction site laboratory as per the quality management system. This course imparts comprehensive skilling in performing the duties mentioned above with due emphasis on safety in the construction industry. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Diploma in Civil Engineering or Higher
This training program is developed for imparting basic skills and knowledge relevant to a construction electrician thereby enabling the candidate to perform the assigned job roles in the industry. This course is a combination of hands-on practice and theory-based modules with very much importance to safety aspects as well. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: SSLC/ITI-EE
Training in construction welding for fresher’s and experienced candidates in SMAW (1G, 2G,3G, 1F,2F,3F), TIG (1G, 2G,3G, 1F,2F,3F), MIG (1G, 2G,3G, 1F,2F,3F). Also provides an internship program at construction worksites with guidance under experienced welders. - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Matriculation
Linguaskill training will enable candidates to communicate well in English and is essential for getting good placements in India & abroad. The course is designed to improve language skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Successful candidates will get certificates issued by Cambridge English - Read moreMinimum Educational Qualification: Eligilbility is based on a minimum age of 17 years
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.
I feel privileged and honored to be in IIIC as Director and thereby be a part of the journey towards Skill India. Human Capital is one of the biggest investments of any industry. It is important that skills development and other investments comprise one of the factors necessary for productivity and growth. Continued improvement of productivity is also a condition for competitiveness and economic growth and therefore poverty reduction. As a country, we indeed face the possibility of a ‘skill divide’, which will be even more threatening to our development prospects than the ‘digital divide’.
At IIIC the students will imbibe the skills and support they need to compete and succeed in the workplace and 21st century employability skills. For our nation to realize Vision 2030, there must be a focused attention towards building the human capital that will propel the industries through skills development.