To ensure effective integrated development and monitoring of Skill Training and Apprenticeship training at state level, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India has decided to set up REGIONAL DIRECTORATE OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (RDSDE) for each State / UT.
Accordingly for the state of Kerala & Lakshadweep, RDSDE has been established since January 2019. The existing Central Field Institutes viz; National Skill Training Institute for Women, Trivandrum & National Skill Training Institute, Calicut has become an integrated subordinate formation under this RDSDEs. Head of RDSDE is known as "Regional Director". RDSDE, Kerala, Trivandrum is the attached Office of the Ministry Skill Development. The Regional Director of RDSDE, Kerala is also designated as Regional Apprenticeship Advisor in terms of Section 27 of the Apprentices Act, 1961.