ULCCS eyes 25,000 IT jobs by 2025

Society plans to set up Skill Park in Malabar to train graduates

Vadakara-based Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS), one of the biggest cooperatives involved in areas such as infrastructure development, education, and Information Technology (IT) in the State, plans to create 25,000 jobs in the IT sector by 2025.

This was announced by ULCCS chairman Ramesan Paleri and chief executive officer Raveendran Kasthuri at a meet-the-press here on Monday. The society owns UL Cyber Park, the first cyber park in Kozhikode, and UL Technology Solutions, an IT company. ULCCS, a primary cooperative society, had recently got permanent membership in the International Cooperative Alliance.

Mr. Ramesan claimed that ULCCS was trying to develop a new work culture in Kerala, which had been dubbed by at least some investors as an unfriendly State. He pointed out that though the number of engineering graduates in various disciplines from the State was relatively high, most of them did not have the required skills for employment. “ULCCS is planning to set up a Skill Park in Malabar in association with the National Skill Development Council to train graduates,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kasthuri said their IT arm would focus on areas such as geological information survey, block chain technology, Internet of Things, Infrastructure Management Services, and analytics. It will not focus much on services of bigwigs such as Infosys and Wipro but will try to attract more business from outside the State. Mr. Kasthuri claimed that being involved in IT and infrastructure at the same time would help the company have an upper hand over others.

ULCCS is also trying to enter the dairy sector by setting up a plant in Kozhikode with capacity to treat up to 1,50,000 lakh litres of milk a day. Farmers from Palakkad to Kasaragod districts will be associated with the project to ensure milk availability, he added.

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