KOCHI: KOCHI: Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence (KASE) instituted by Kerala Government has joined hands with private sector companies for boosting employment opportunities for youth in the state by launching skill development centres.
KASE has conferred accreditation on Hedge School of Applied Economics and Lili Academy of Scientific Electrolysis. In separate functions, Labour Minister Shibu Baby John handed over the certificates to the institutes.
Hedge School of Applied Economics is the state’s first skill development centre in financial sector.
The Minister said the skill development programme of KASE aims at creating industry-ready workforce in India and abroad. Financial and banking services are one of the main focus points of KASE in the project, he said.
The Minister said the government would launch an academy for skill development in construction and infrastructure sector at a cost of Rs 100 crore in Kollam in January 2016. The KASE team has developed the project after studying similar models successfully implemented in London and Singapore, he said.
Tom Jose, Principal Secretary to the Department of Labour and Skills, termed skill development as the new buzzword. “KASE having been established to impart sector specific skills to youngsters will help shape the youth according to the necessity of market,” he said. “Having one of the strongest banking and financial sector, India has got huge employment opportunities in banking and finance sectors,” KASE Managing Director Rahul R said. “Taking this into consideration, KASE has stepped forward in creating job opportunities by providing sector-specific skill training,” he said.
Malappuram District Collector K Biju, NSE assistant vice president Rehana D Souza, SKINET core committee member, KASE, S Ramesh Babu, Lili chief consultant electrologist Sherly Kollannur and Hedge Equities managing director Alex K Babu spoke.