Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction(IIIC) based at Chavara in Kollam, one of the pioneering institutions in the state working in the area of skill development invites application for 20 customized skill development programmes for the year 2019-20. The Institute is working under Ministry of labour and skills, Govt of Kerala with the joint venture Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence and Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society. IIIC is offering Technician, Supervisory and Managerial courses. Any student can apply for customized courses based on the available qualifications. Basic eligibility for Technician level courses are 8 th Pass/10 th Standards/SSLC. Plus 2, Diploma and ITI certificate holders can apply for Supervisory level courses. Graduates including engineering graduates can apply for different managerial level courses. The institute which started functioning from July 2018 onwards could successfully place all the pass out students in reputed firms. Industry interface, cutting edge technology, high tech laboratories, hostel facilities within the campus, highly qualified faculties with industrial experience are some of the advantages of IIIC courses. 94-year-old Co-operative ULCCS is the skill provider of IIIC. IIIC has 38 class rooms with appropriate workshop/lab facilities. The objective of the institute is to reduce the skill gap and to provide appropriate skill development programmes to students in tune with the technology. The institute used to conduct industry interface so as to facilitate better opportunities for students through campus placements. The notified courses will cover different sectors including construction and infrastructure, hospitality management, retail management, It and IT enabled services, urban planning, interior design, etc. It includes six months Graduate ship programme foe Civil, Architecture, Mechanical and Computer science graduates. Three months Technician level courses include Advanced certificate in housekeeping, bar bending and steel fixing, certificate programme in Sewage treatment plant & water treatment Plant operator, Road construction machinery operator and Scaffolding operator and painting and finishing works. The basic eligibility is education up to 10 th Standard. Supervisory programmes include 6 months Certificate in GPS/GIS, plumbing engineering and 3 months Plumbing engineering courses. Basic eligibility for supervisory course is Plus 2/Diploma/ITI certificate. Managerial courses include one year post graduate diploma in advanced construction management, Interior design and construction, Urban planning design and architecture, Facilities and Contract management, 6 months data centre infrastructure engineering, one year PGD in data analytics, retail management, etc. Basic eligibility is B.Tech/B.Arch. /MCA/MBA. Any graduate can apply for facilities and Contract management and retail management courses. All the programmes are affiliated to NSDC under different NSQF levels. The institute is associating with reputed institutions of repute within the country and abroad for quality improvement. Some of the institutions include IITs, All India Management association, Cambridge English, Glasgow Kelvin College, UK, IRMA, International Co-operative alliance, IFMA, CSDCI along with appropriate industries. Students will get opportunity to improve their English communication and soft skills. Online applications can be submitted through website www.iiic.ac.in from 21 st May2019 to 6 th July 2019. For more details visit www.iiic.ac.in or call 8078980000 & 04762653000.