KASE To Boost Employment Opportunities
Joining hands with private players like Hedge and Lili to impart skill-based training | By Yentha
On May 20, 2015

Kochi: Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence (KASE) has joined hands with private sector companies to give a fillip to employment opportunities for youth in the state by launching skill development centres.
To begin with, KASE, instituted by the Kerala Government, has conferred accreditation on Hedge School of Applied Economics and Lili Academy of Scientific Electrolysis. In separate functions held here the Minister for Labour and Skills Shibu Baby John handed over the certificates to the institutes.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the skill development programme of KASE aims to create an industry-ready workforce. Financial and banking services are one of the main focus points of KASE in this project, he added. The Hedge School of Applied Economics is the state’s first skill development centre in the financial sector.

The Minister also noted that the government will launch an academy for skill development in construction and infrastructure sector at a cost of Rs.100 crore at Kollam by 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, Labour and Skills, termed skill development as the new buzzword. “KASE is one of its kind in the country, having been established to impart sector specific skills to youngsters. It will help to shape the youth according to the necessity of the market,” he added. Speaking on the occasion KASE Managing Director Rahul R said, “KASE has stepped forward in creating job opportunities by providing sector-specific skill training.”
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 were also present on the occasion.
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