A skilled population is imperative for the socio-economic development of any country in the world. This is observed as critical for our nation too, for harnessing the demographic dividend from the world’s largest youth population that we possess. Our National Skill Development Policy-2009 was well articulated, targeting comprehensive empowerment of our human resources and building their competitiveness to global standards.
The state being a key stakeholder in skill development has set up Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the State Skill Development Mission of the Government of Kerala, under the Department of Labour and Skills, for implementing various skill development initiatives to help develop an industry‐ready workforce. Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) is one of the major initiatives in this line for creating skilled manpower for the infrastructure and construction sector.
IIIC is fast evolving as a skilling hub of Kerala, duly accredited by NSDC with all state-of-the-art facilities and well managed by Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS). We have meticulously formulated tailor-made courses to address the emerging and dynamic needs of our infrastructure and construction industry. An array of courses is being offered at IIIC to suit freshers from schools and colleges as well as for upskilling of professionals who are already placed in the construction industry and government departments. With great honour and pride, I invite the youth of our state and working professionals to take advantage of this skilling ecosystem and contribute to our nation-building.