The state government will set up an international skill academy to boost the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), said Labour Minister Shibu Baby John. He was speaking at the MSME session at the ‘Emerging Kerala’ investors’ meet here on Friday.
He added that training in construction will be the focal area of the academy, along with providing training in multi-skills such as retail and hospitality.
“Information Technology and Entrepreneurship will also be included in the curriculum of the academy,” he said.
The minister pointed out that the government had recast the age-old employment exchanges into employability centres, which would first hold an aptitude test.