Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the state government would take steps to provide employment skills to youth and support them to implement innovative ideas.
The job market today demands skills beyond academic knowledge, he said, while inaugurating the Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC), a state government undertaking, at Chavara here.
"Unlike the jobs from the conventional education system, the state will have a skilful generation with expertise in different job sectors," he said.
Government was implementing programmes for youngsters who pass out of technical and vocational courses, he said.
Basic training infrastructure facilities have been implemented through the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), Industrial Training Institutes, Employability Centres, Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants (ODEPC) and Kerala State Institute of Design (KSID), he said.
"We are trying to narrow the chasm between availability of skilled people and manpower in the construction sector.
`The government plans to provide a large number of skilled labourers in the global construction sector which throws up many opportunities," he said.
Detailing the features of the newly launched institute, Vijayan said the IIIC would be the major stepping stone in skill development.
Courses on skill development with internationally recognised institutions, co-operation with industrial majors, global accreditation, campus placements and better job opportunities were the speciality of the institute of infrastructure and construction, he said.
Courses were offered on tourism, ITI-based service, hospitality, advanced IT and entrepreneurship streams that enable candidates to work in technical, supervisory and managerial positions, he added.
State Labour minister T P Ramakrishnan, who took part in the function, said government would create a labour bank of skilled people from different sectors.
"This will be implemented in association with the Labour Commissionerate, KASE, Employment Directorate and Labour Department," the minister added.
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