In a press conference on Monday Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society (ULCCS) Chairman Ramesan Paleri and chief executive officer Raveendran Kasthuri announced that ULCCS plans to create 25,000 jobs in the IT sector by 2025. “The state may be churning out a large number of engineers but there is not enough skill”, was the purport of Ramesan’s statement.
The duo who were recently in Delhi to meet the ICA President Ariel Guarco said that ULCCS was trying to develop a new work culture in the state. Underlining the scarcity of skilled people in the state, Ramesan said “ULCCS is planning to set up a Skill Park in Malabar in association with the National Skill Development Council to train graduates,” media reports say.
It bears recall that recently at the NCUI headquarters in Delhi ULCCS-Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society was accorded membership to the global body ICA in a glittering event.
ULCCS became the 13th permanent ICA member from India and the only primary cooperative from the country to achieve this distinction. Led by Chairman Remeshan Paleri, the ULCC delegation comprised of group CEO Raveendran Kasthuri, UL Education Director Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Project Co-coordinator Kishorkumar and OSD to Chairman M.T.Abhijith.
Usually ICA permanent membership is awarded to national apex bodies of co-operatives. ULCCS has been selected based on the performance of the society during the last 94 years, reads a press release from the co-op organization.
At the presser ULCCS Chief Executive Officer also mentioned a host of fields which the co-op major is trying to focus on. He listed subjects like block chain technology, Internet of Things, Infrastructure Management Services, and analytics.
ULCCS was established initially to strengthen construction and infrastructure sectors during the pre-independence era. Over the years the society has emerged as the total solution provider for construction and infrastructure in the country. Its recent forays into IT and dairy are also being lauded in the cooperative circles.
As part of transformation and technology ULCCS gradually diversified into tourism, IT, ITeS, infrastructure, UL Cyberpark, education, skill development, UL foundation, agriculture and dairy business. The growth and success saga of ULCCS has been identified by ICA as a role model for co-operatives so as to scale up across the globe.