The changes in packaging of cargo and physical structure of cargo carriers are dictating the ports to develop human resources and physical facilities. This resulted in the demands for less manpower with better skills. The KDLB, realizing future skill needs of dock workers, established a Training Center with assistance of ILO and equipped it with latest training aids and equipment under UNDP/ILO technical assistance project.
The center has designed and offered courses as per training needs identified. Every year about 1000 Dock-workers are trained and re-trained at the Center in one or more of the following areas:-
• Safety & Health
• Cargo Handling Methods & Techniques Course
• Improving Port Performance Course
• Forklift Driving Course
• Container Handling Methods & Techniques Course
At present the activities at the Training Center have been curtailed and are limited for courses on cargo handling, safety and motivation.