In 2014, Seva Darshan Kuwait decided to support the starting of a skill development centre in Chalakkudi, Trichur of Kerala State. This Viswakarma Institute of Technology is affiliated to “Jagad Guru Educational, Cultural and Charitable Trust”, Chalakkudy. The trust is already running two schools. This institute will be dedicated to uplift the economically underprivileged students.
The land for the institute has been acquired and the trust is currently in the process of getting the required government licenses and approvals. At the same time we have also applied for the recognition for certification courses to the technical department of the central government. Currently we have also started to build the required workshops for the institute. This project will immensely benefit the boys and girls from Bala / Balika Sadanams to aquite technical skills and to choose a proper career when they are required to stand on their own feet and live in the world. It will also enable such children who don’t fare well in their regular academic studies to acquire these skills. This initiative will establish a center that will render “Vocational Training Provider” (VTP) courses, Modular Employable Skills (MES) under Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS) of DGE&T (Govt. of Indian). Successful persons will be awarded certificates issued by NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training). Other courses in the pipeline are Automotive Repair, Fabrication, Information and Communication Technology, Industrial Electrical, Civil Construction, Electrical Engineering, Banking and Accounting
The project will be upgraded to the level of ITI within a period of 2 to 5 years as per the plan and schedule. Part time courses will be available for the selected sectors, which will benefit not only students who have just passed out from school but also those who are well experienced in the field but not possessing adequate approved certificates to climb the ladder in industries. As per requirement we have 50 cents of land available and a building of 300 sq meters. A new complex of another 300 sq meter will also be constructed. VIVT is located in the premises of Vivekananda Bala Sadanam, 200 meters south of Chalakudy Taluk Hospital; It is 1,3KM from Chalakudy South Junction on the east side of the NH47 Chalakudy bridge.