The State-run Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Security Knowledge and Skill Development Council, affiliated to the Union Government’s National Skill Development Corporation, to provide training in security services here.

Addressing a press conference, Labour Minister Shibu Baby John said security services was the second largest employment generating sector in the country with around seven million employees enrolled already and with an annual growth rate of 25 per cent.

The venture aimed at imparting training of international standards, setting up a labour market information system, formulating training programmes accordingly, and at offering recognised and standard certification in the security services sector.