Kerala govt to set up skill development institute

Kerala Government has joined hands with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to set up a skill development institute in the state to meet the increasing demand for skilled workforce in the country and abroad.

The state-of-the-art institute, to be set up on eight acres in Ettumanoor in Kottayam district, will focus on the hydrocarbon sector and overseas placements.

State Labour and Skill Development additional chief secretary Tom Jose and BPCL Executive Director (Kochi Refinery) Prasad K Panicker signed an MoU in this regard in a function here in Thiruvananthapuram.

“The focus area of the new SDI will be hydrocarbon sector and overseas employment. The syllabus and duration of the course and modalities for recruitment are yet to be decided,” Panicker said.

“We will soon meet the labour department and Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) officials to finalise this,” he said.

BPCL has envisaged the SDI in Kerala as part of the decision of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to set up skill development institutes in various parts of the country to bring out the best of the youth and enhance their employability in the oil and gas industry and other sectors.

(Agency)

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