Trivandrum Corporation to start Women’s Technology Park in the city!

The refurbishment of the building is almost over and authorities are hoping to open the park in April.

Trivandrum City Corporation has upgraded its skill training centre for women at Kannammoola into a Women’s Technology Park.

With the Women’s Technology Park, technically qualified and unemployed women from lower income group can take up outsourced work from other IT companies and government institutions. The training centre was originally aimed at training women from economically backward families in skills such as tailoring and handicrafts.

Now technically qualified and unemployed women from lower income group can take up outsourced work from IT firms and government institutions.

The refurbishment of the building is almost over and authorities are hoping to open the park in April. The Corporation has given a supply order for computers to Keltron and all the employees will get laptops. The Computer Training Centre wing which will monitor the functioning of the park will be in charge of imparting training in programming and hardware.

The civic body is currently in talks with many heads of several IT companies in Technopark. A meeting which outlines the projects that can be outsourced to the park will be held.

Women’s Technology Park was first mooted in the 2012-13 budget and is expected to cost Rs.30 lakh.

Initially the technology park will function with 15-20 women. Depending upon the volume of work, more women will be employed. There is also a plan to introduce a shift system and increase the number of personnel. Corporation will take only the running charges of the centre from the revenue generated.

Meanwhile, the old skill training centre will be shifted to another building at Muttada. Women’s Technology Park was first mooted in the 2012-13 budget and is expected to cost Rs.30 lakh.

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