Background

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 a number of 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.