Kozhikode : Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society’s (ULCCS) new initiative, UL Education, will collaborate with UK Sector skill councils in the areas of skill development in construction, infrastructure, services including IT and IT enabled services. There will be technical, supervisory and managerial courses for potential stakeholders. British Deputy High Commission, British Council and UK Sector Skill Councils will form a consortium and offer add-on courses for the unemployed youth.
UL education will concentrate on employability skills, industry-led training, innovation in English language training, curriculum and content development, accreditation and certification services, establishing national occupational standards and developing international recognized qualifications. A meeting attended by British Deputy High Commission officials, ULCCS Chairman Ramesan P, Managing Director Shaju and Director (UL Education) and educational consultant Dr.T.P. Sethumadhavan was held at Hotel Taj Malabar, Kochi on Monday.
UL Education is planning to promote entrepreneurship, start-ups, higher education, finishing schools including massive open online courses, global schools, skill development, etc in the state. It will collaborate with Cambridge English language assessment and British council to create and deliver world class English language learning materials and examinations.
Globally, over 4 million people across 135 countries undertake Cambridge assessments every year. It supports the stakeholders especially students and teachers with valuable learning resources including printed materials, CDs and online information. Moreover, it will facilitate professional development of the English language teachers through country wide face to face and webinar based teacher development programmes, research activities and participation in educational conferences.
“English proficiency is considered as the key skill for employability and higher wages. However, out of 1.2 billion people in the country only 100 million are estimated to have spoken English skills. Stand-alone and contextualized English language requirement programmes will improve the employability of students,” says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan.
“UL education will soon launch a finishing school to improve the employability of students especially graduates including engineering graduates,” he added.
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