KASE

KERALA ACADEMY FOR SKILLS EXCELLENCE (KASE), established under Section 25 of Companies Act 1965 is the State Skill Development Mission of Kerala, under Department of Labour and Skills, formed with the objective of skill excellence for adept young professionals who are competent to utilize job opportunities across the globe to achieve their dreams.

As the skilling arena is new and the sectors are wide for government expertise to handle, KASE has undertaken a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to conduct the International Skill Development and Employability Program (ISDEP) to train and place students/job seekers. KASE, as a State Skill Development Mission, pursues its main objectives which are to promote, establish, setup, monitor, govern and regulate institutions and academies in skill excellence which in turn accentuates employability skills, enhances competency standards and imparts requisite technical skills. In India, there is an urging awareness about the need for skill development. ULCCS intends to improve employability through appropriate skilling process with industry interface across the globe. Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC), an academy for skill development in the infrastructure and construction sector was set up by KASE to erase the acute shortage of skilled professionals. An institute of international standards and high-end expertise, we provide world class amenities and impeccable knowledge resources for courses ranging from Construction Engineering management to essential craft and trade skills like Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Draftsman with CAD expertise, Supervisor, Site manager and many other job oriented vocational courses. IIIC proffers skill training for technical aspirants like ITI certificate holders, Diploma holders and Engineering graduates, to launch in the national and international job opportunities. IIIC is not just meant for the training of lower level skill workers but also for higher managerial cadre, and all levels of personnel are moulded by the academy through its courses. Depending on the industrial needs and availability of candidates, the academy offers courses, especially on futuristic and high-end construction practices which ensures promising future.

Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC), an academy for skill development in the infrastructure and construction sector, has been set up by KASE to tide over the acute shortage of skilled professionals. The Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC) at Chavara, Kollam, is of International Standards with the aim of offering high end courses in Construction Engineering and Management and also providing skill training for the workforce ranging from trades including masonry, carpentry, plumbing, electrical to draftsman with CAD expertise, supervisor and site manager etc. IIIC would impart skill training for technical personnel like ITI certificate-holders, diploma holders and engineering graduates, and would make them readily employable in the national and international market. IIIC is not just meant for the training of lower level workers alone. Right from workers to higher managerial cadre, all levels of personnel will be moulded by the academy through its well laid down courses. Depending on the industry needs and availability of candidates, the academy shall be offering courses, especially on futuristic and high end construction practices.

ULCCS

The Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society Ltd. (ULCCS),is located in Calicut, Kerala. It is one of the oldest labour cooperatives completely manned and managed by labourers. It was formed in 1925 by 14 labourers, inspired by the teachings of Vagbhatananda, one of the greatest socio-religious leaders of the Kerala Renaissance from Malabar. Initially, it was formed as part of a social movement to fight against social injustice, marginalization and other social anarchies prevalent during the pre-independent era. Its objective is to provide employment opportunities and livelihood support to people who are in need, with a vision to grow as a whole ecosystem. Later it has become the Total Solution Provider (TSP) in the construction sector for Kerala State government departments like Finance, Co-operation, Local Self Government, Labour Department, Information Technology and Tourism. Known for its history of completing the projects within the time frame, without compromising on quality, ULCCS has been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a model Cooperative. It is the only primary cooperative society in India to be a member of the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA).

It began with 14 members and a capital of 6 Annas (old Indian currency) equivalent to about Rs. 0.37. This union of skilled workers who had lost their jobs due to their fight against superstitions and partisan practices during 1920s and ‘30s, formed for solving their unemployment, played a crucial role in developing infrastructure in Independent India. By religiously following the ideals of social harmony, inclusion and selfless service that bonded the initial members of the union, ULCCS has grown to be the biggest Labour Contract Society in the State, providing direct employment to more than 6000 workers from rural areas.