Trivandrum: Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy Minister has appreciated the training efforts of the ICT Academy of Kerala (ICTAK), a social enterprise set up by Government along with IT Companies on a PPP model.
He was speaking at a discussion forum on ‘Employability Skills Development Programme through ICT Academy of Kerala’ held in Thiruvananthapuram on January 19, 2015.
The Chief Minister spoke about importance of ICT Academy in today’s context and also reiterated the importance of skill development in Kerala. He appreciated the efforts of ICT Academy and mentioned that training 750 teachers, 500 final year students and over 5,000 first year students is a significant effort. He also advised all the academic institutions to tie-up with ICT Academy and take maximum benefits from the programmes run by the Academy.
Following the opening meet, two panel discussions and an open forum were held to discuss the role of Institutions, Government and Industry in building a professionally qualified employable pool using the ICT Academy in the State.
The discussions received lot of suggestions and feedback, which ICT Academy will be closely following up with the relevant stakeholders. Heads of Institutions and Management from over 150 Engineering and MCA colleges participated in the event.
Among others, the event was attended by Dr. Kuncheria Issac, Vice Chancellor of Kerala Technical University; T P Sreenivasan, Vice Chairman of Kerala State Higher Education Council; Dr. K Poulose Jacob, Pro Vice Chancellor of CUSAT; Dr. K Vijayakumar, Director of Technical Education; Prof. Sasikumar, President of KSFCMA; Dr. K Kesavasamy, Head of TCS Academic Interface Programme; and Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President, NASSCOM.
P.H Kurian, Principle Secretary – Industries & IT and Santhosh Kurup, CEO of ICTAK were also present on the occasion.
Kerala IT News