With the objective of skilling the young workforce of Kerala and elevating their skills to global standards for employment in India and abroad, the Government of Kerala has set up Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), a non-profit company as the nodal agency for facilitating and coordinating various skill development initiatives of the state.
It is incorporated to pursue its main objectives to promote, establish, setup, monitor, govern and regulate institutions and academies for skills excellence for development of core employability skills, competency standards and for promoting technology that meets the demands of various industries globally. KASE is designated as the State Skill Development Mission as per the G.O.(Rt) No.1501/16/LBR dated 02.12.2016 to function as the nodal body for the convergence of all skill initiatives of the state.
Considering the peculiar demographic characteristics of the state of Kerala, unique skilling models have been adopted by KASE with industry tie-ups and placement linkages and various such skill development programmes initiated by KASE are under implementation. These programmes stand out from the skill development initiatives in other states in India.
Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the State Skill Development Mission of Government of Kerala, under Department of Labour and Skills, is implementing various skill development initiatives in Kerala to help develop an industry-ready workforce.
|S. No.||Project name||Total Candidates trained||Total candidates placed||Remarks|
|01||Kerala State Institute of Design||50||NA (ongoing)||Undergoing training|
|02||Career Development Centres||4828||NA||Career Guidance and Training|
|03||Kaushal Kendras||8728||NA||Career Guidance and Training|
|05||Centre of Excellence||827||663||Placement of the remaining students are in progress|
|06||Accreditation Model||1372||365||Placement of the remaining students are in progress|
We promote, establish, setup, monitor, govern and regulate institutions and academies for skills excellence for development of core employability skills, competency standards and for promoting technology that meets the demands of various industries, globally. KASE also provides accreditation to the courses conducted by various skill training institutions, subject to adherence of accreditation conditions, through a high level committee of experts constituted for the purpose.
KASE has launched an international outreach initiative - iSTEP (International Skill Training and Employability Programme), a system envisaged for faster, simpler and efficient processing required for setting up of Centres of Excellence (CoE) in various sectors. In all such models, KASE will provide the basic shell infrastructure, whereas the training, certification and placement including overseas placement is the mandate of the industrial partner as per the standards laid out by KASE. The course curriculum and certification is supervised by an independent academic council
Reputed skill training institutions can associate with KASE in getting their specific courses accredited so as to enhance reach and acceptance in gaining the finest candidates. The public gains more confidence in the services of accredited institutions when they know standards are monitored and enforced. Identified skill training courses will be given accreditation from KASE, subject to adherence of accreditation conditions, through a high level committee of experts constituted for the purpose. The KASE symbol is a means of identifying institutions that uphold and sustain high standards.