KOCHI: The Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society (ULCCS) in Kozhikode which has drawn praise from the United Nations for its unique initiatives including construction activities and running an IT park, will collaborate with United Kingdom sector skill councils in the areas of skill development in construction, infrastructure, services including IT and IT enabled services. ULCCS’ new arm UL Education will be in charge of this initiative. Technical, supervisory and managerial courses for potential stakeholders will be run as part of this. British Deputy High Commission, British Council and UK Sector Skill Councils will form a consortium to offer add-on courses for the unemployed youth.
The focus of UL Education will be on providing employability skills, Industry-led training, innovation in English language training, curriculum and content development, accreditation and certification services, establishing national occupational standards and developing Internationally recognized qualifications. Chairman of ULCCS Ramesan. P, managing director Shaju and Director (UL Education) Dr.T.P. Sethumadhavan held a meeting with British Deputy High Commission officials in Kochi on Monday and arrived at an understanding to this effect.
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. Moreover it will facilitate professional development of English language teachers through countrywide face to face and webinar-based teacher development programmes, research activities and participation in educational conferences. “UL Education will soon launch a finishing school to improve the employability of students especially graduates including engineering graduates,” Dr Sethumadhavan said.