“Skill India” campaign was launched by the Hon’ Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi, with an aim to train over 40 crore people in different skills .It is expected that the hydrocarbon sector would generate one lakh technical jobs over next five years .To meet this requirement ,PSUs under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gases are Developing Skill Development Institutes in various states.
MoP&NG has formed a Steering Committee consisting of Director (HR) s of Oil Public Sector Undertakings for setting up Skill Development Institutes in various parts of the country.Each major Oil & Gas PSU (IOCL,ONGC,BPCL,HPCL,OIL and GAIL) has to set up Skill Development Institute (SDI ) in different states. Accordingly, a state -of the – art Skill Development Institute is planned in Ettumanoor ,near Kottayam. It’s expected to operational by 2018-19. Meanwhile, the temporary facility of SDS Kochi is coming up at INKEL park in Angamaly.The SDI Kochi will offer certification courses in two trades industrial welder and electrician ,each of six months duration to start with. The courses are aligned to National Skills Qualification Framework( NSQF) of the central government and approval from sector skill councils under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)is in the process.
This SDI will have an intake capacity of 45 students in each trade totaling to 90 students per batch and 180 students per year.each course will span over six months .The eligibility criteria is ITI pass and age not exceeding 25 years.
The course will be residential with separate hostel facility for boys and girls.