Hon’ble Minister of Labour & Skills
  Sri.K Gopalakrishnan
Director of Training/ State Apprenticeship Advisor
  Shri. K P Sivasankaran
Special Officer


State Institute for Staff Training and Technology Updating was established in 1999 at Kazhakkuttam, Thiruvananthapuram, to update the skill and knowledge of instructional and other staffs in pace with technical developments around the world. The institute been renamed as Skill Updating Institute for industrial Training-Kerala (SUIIT-Kerala) from 2013. It is headed by an officer in the rank of Additional Director. The institute is engaged in major activities like Training Need Analysis (TNA), course designing, preparation of course materials, research in new methods of teaching etc. The institute provides skill updating training programs, NSQF training programmes, service related training programmes and soft skill training programmes for instructional, supervisory and ministerial staff of the department. SUIIT also facilitates programmes under state training policy in cooperation with Institute of Management-Kerala. Two off campus training centres of SUIIT-Kerala are also functioning at Kalamassery and Kozhikode and various training programmes are conducted in these off campus centres also.
Vocational training is a concurrent subject of both Central and State Governments. The development of training schemes at National level, evolution of policy, laying of training standards, norms, conducting of examinations, certification, etc. are the responsibilities of the Central Government, whereas the implementation of the training schemes largely rests with the State Governments/UT Administrators. At the national Level the Directorate of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labor, Govt. of India is vested with all these responsibilities. Industrial Training Department is the state level nodal agency for implementing various skill development activities of Director General of Employment and Training in Kerala.
The National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), is the advisory body, at the national level which is entrusted with the responsibilities of prescribing standards and curricula for craftsmen training. The syllabus developed by the NCVT go through continuous modernization, updation and amendments, forcing the department to enhance the knowledge and skill of the instructional staff to ensure the quality and quantity of the service. It is also essential to maintain and update the skill and attitude of staff of the department. Skill Updating Institute for Industrial Training – Kerala is the one and only institute of its kind which facilitates staff training in the field of Industrial Training.



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