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Under the constitution of India, Vocational training is the 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. But in Kerala Industrial Training Department is the state level nodal agency for implementing various skill development activities of Director General of Employment and Training.

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, advising the Government of India on the overall policy and programs etc... (As per the Cabinet Secretariat office memorandum dated 16-04-15, the Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET) with its supporting mechanism have been brought under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship with effect from 16-04-2015 and renamed as Director General of Training under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). Consequently the Director General of Employment and Training has been changed as Director General of Training).

With the changes in the syllabus developed by the NCVT, the department has to update the knowledge and skill of the instructional staff. It is also essential to maintain and update the skill and attitude of the staff of the department. This highlight the need for starting a separate training institute for the instructional and other staff of the department. The State Institute for Staff Training and technology updating was established in 1999 vide G.O. (MS) no 136/99/LBR dated 11-11-1999. This institute plays a crucial role in updating the skill and knowledge of both technical and ministerial staff of the department.

As per Go No(Rt)681/2015/LBR Dated- 25/05/2015 of Government of Kerala, the name of the Institute has been changed SUIIT-Kerala (Skill Updating Institute for Industrial Training-Kerala) and now the Institute is known as SUIIT-Kerala.

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