THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Government has announced the launch of a Retail Management Institute set up jointly by Infrastructure Kerala Limited (Inkel), Kerala Bureau of Industrial Promotion (K-BIP), Kerala Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (KIED) and Retailers Association of India (RAI).
The Institute is being set up to fill the existing gap in training and development of retail skills for the growing retail industry in the country particularly in Kerala.
This unique partnership enables the setting up of sustainable infrastructure models to address all the infrastructure requirements of industrialists and entrepreneurs in the state. The proposed Institute for conducting the classes, is on the campus of KIED, situated at Kalamassery. The courses would be whetted and conducted under the aegis of RAI- the accredited agency for retail learning and development in India. The institute also has the goodwill of bodies like KCCI.
The starter courses to be conducted in 2012, would be certificate programmes in professional retailing skills for the front end staff in various retail units, followed by diploma in retail management which would provide end to end training in retail management for retail professionals.
Those students who complete the course successfully as per the evaluation procedures stipulated by the Governing Council, would receive a Course Completion certificate jointly issued
by DIC, K-BIP, INKEL and RAI.