Dr. Heinrich Hellstern, Director of HEKS (development agency in Switzerland), by his noble gesture the Technical Training institute at Nettur was started in 1959. Nettur Technical Training Foundation was formed in 1963. Created with active technical support and knowledge transfer from Swiss industries and training institutions.
The seed sown 50 years ago, the decision to start tool and die-making courses at Tellicherry, has been proved right. Though it not a panacea for all the problems in the region, the foundation has successfully developed and promoted technical training for gainful employment, as an alternative to the conventional academic education.