This institute was set up under the Craftsmen Training Scheme in Kerala State with the objective of ensuring a steady flow of skilled personnel to various industries and to reduce unemployment amongst the educated youth by equipping them with required skills, training and discipline needed for self-employment. The Institute aims to secure affiliation for all the trades from the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) under the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET), Ministry of labour, Government of India, New Delhi which is the apex organization for development and co-ordination at national level skill training in engineering and non-engineering trades.