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UL education will offer skill development programmes under India-UK Partnerships in the State

Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan

 Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society-ULCCS’S 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. Meeting was held at Hotel Taj Malabar, Kochi ON 18TH September 2017 with British Deputy High Commission officials in Which Chairman ULCCS Sri.Ramesan. P, Managing Director Shaju and Director (UL Education) Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan participated. 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. UL education 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 contextualised English language requirement programmes will improve the employability of students; Says Educational Consultant and Director of UL Education 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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