THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Several major national and international groups are partnering with the state government’s Community Skill Development (CSD) parks that will impart skill development programmes aimed at improving the capacity of youth to equip them for jobs.
The proposal by the State higher education department is to open 17 community skill parks to impart employable skills. Of this, nine parks will commence functioning in April. The first of these parks was inaugurated by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on February 2 at Kulakkada in Kollam district.
IBM will be partnering in Kalamassery park while Apollo Medskill will be at Pandikkad in Malappuram district. In Kollam, Kulakkada park is partnered by Synchroserve and a consortium of eight Singapore-based companies. In Mananthavadi, it is Cairns, while Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology partners in Lakkidi, Wayanad.
Meanwhile, Sahsra Group will be the consortium partner in Kunnanthanath, Pathanamthitta.
In Palakkad, INSAF Group will partner CSD while in Kasargod Marine College which is part of CMC group will be partnering the project. At Perambavoor, Perumbavoor Mar Gregarious Educational Society will be the partner.