The Supervisory Development Centre (SDC), established at Kalamassery under Directorate of Technical Education, started functioning in 1981. The centre’s focus is to coordinate activities which would be of mutual benefit to industries and related organizations which were on the lookout for appropriate graduate engineers and diploma holders and our Engineering colleges and Polytechnics looking for avenues to provide their pass-outs with appropriate industrial training and placement. Thus, Supervisory Development Centre has evolved as a hub building link between colleges and all public/private sector industries, Corporations, Boards and Departments in the state. The activities have progressed from merely providing suitable candidates to industry, to arranging training which enhances the employability of our students.
We have established tie-ups with prominent companies and organizations to provide a plethora of placement and training opportunities to students.
The Supervisory Development Centre (SDC) is a regional institution under the Technical Education Department. SDC is responsible for the implementation of apprenticeship training programmes,as envisaged in the Apprentices Act 1973 & 1986, for fresh engineering graduatesand diploma holders in the state.The main intention of the centre is to provide practical training to the candidates in industries/organizations so as to make them employable and to help the industries in the recruiting trainees.A certificate of proficiency of the board of Apprenticeship Training Chennai, will be issued to the candidates who successfully complete their one year training. It enable them to secure recruitment in State Government, Central Government and Private Industries. In addition to it, every year on an average, 40 diploma holders and 25 graduates engineers get permanent posting through SDC in various small and medium organization both in public and private sectors.
During 2012-2013,8135 degree holders and 3109 diploma holders pertaining to various branches and trades were enrolled in SDC for apprenticeship training. Subsequently 301 panels of candidates were issued through SDC to around 150 organizations so that 2172 degree holders and 1791 diploma holders were selected for apprenticeship training in different organizations.
SDC is also conducting to part-time diploma programmes in Industrial Safety Engineering ( ISE) and Fire Safety Engineering (FSE). ISE of the only diploma programme of its kind in the state, which has been approved for the post of safety officer in industries.
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centres (IEDC) promotes Students Entrepreneurship Schemes (SES) in Polytechnic Colleges. It is launched under the supervision of Assistant Director,SDC. He is the State Co-ordinator for its implementation. In the year 2012, three numbers of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre were formally launched in Centre Polytechnic College, Thiruvananthapuram, Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery and Govt. Polytechnic College, Kozhikode, with the support of Technopark-Technology Business. Incubator (T-TBI)
I registered in the SD Centre right after completing my diploma, After a few months they provided me with an apprenticeship at SITTTR. SD Centre really helped me to achieve my professional goals. Registering in the SD Centre was the right choice I made.
Kurian Sunny, Apprentice Trainee, SITTTR-Kalamassery
Completing my apprenticeship at GPC Kalamassery was a transformative experience that equipped me with essential skills and knowledge for a successful career. I'm eager to contribute my newfound expertise to the team. Thanks to SD Centre, Kalamassery.
Apprentice Trainee, Govt. Polytechnic College-Kalamassery