Department of Labour & Skills, Government of Kerala has taken a revolutionary step by converting Employment Exchanges into Employability Centres.
Conventionally Employment Exchanges are providing the services of registration and placement. There is no provision for assessing the skill set of the candidates and providing adequate training. Further, the Employment Exchanges are covering only public sector employments, whereas the employment opportunity is more in the private sector. Identifying employment opportunities and providing placements suited to the profile of candidates is the need of the hour. Concerted and systematic efforts are required to make the youth employable and to place them in private sector by making them competent to avail the employment opportunities. With this objective, Government of Kerala through Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), which is the Skill Development Mission of the State of Kerala, is looking forward to provide value added services by setting up Employability Centres besides the Employment Exchanges in the State.
The process in the Employability centre starts from the registration. Once the registration is completed, the candidate will be requested to appear for an assessment test. This will be conducted through well developed software to assess their IQ level, skill set, reasoning ability, language skill, communication skill and over all personality. Once the assessment is over, the score sheet of the candidate will be disclosed to the candidate. Based on the scoring sheet, the candidate will be either directly referred to the jobs available suited to their profile or referred for basic/ high end training programme.
For high-end course, the candidate will be referred to VTPs (Vocational Training Providers), ITIs or other institutions based on the skills required.
The Employability Centres also conduct various job drives within and outside the centres.
Process Flow of Employability Centre