Skill Mapping in India – Here’s How Job Seekers can Benefit from New Employment Portals 

Last Updated at: July 02, 2020
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Skill Mapping in India - Here’s How Job Seekers can Benefit from New Employment Portals

According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, the unemployment rate in India has touched 27%. Roughly 120 million people have been left unemployed. Migrants who largely perform unskilled manual work and are uneducated have been the hardest hit. However, in this post, we have restricted our focus on skilled workers who have been affected by the pandemic. We objectively assess how Skill Mapping and related schemes can benefit such unemployed persons. 

Which groups are the most vulnerable to unemployment?

  • Self-employed persons -People working in their small establishments, professionals such as beauticians, drivers, painters, technicians. 
  • Those rendering specific services such as electricians, those manufacturing or tailoring for niche businesses have also been affected. With limited savings and casual employment in the informal economy, these people have had a hard time riding through financial loss. These have been the segment of the economy that have been unable to transition to the work from home landscapes. 
  • Indians evacuated from abroad – The government throughout its Vande Bharat Mission in May and June 2020, have evacuated almost five lac Indians via sea and air routes. A large number of outbound migrants from gulf countries such as UAE and Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Singapore have been brought back. 
  • The dearth of opportunities across major cities, due to slowing business growth and limited liquidity to pay workforce have added to the complexity of job markets. 

Skill Mapping in India 

The government, through its skill mapping exercise, aims to connect people’s skills with employment opportunities via database. The database will build through consulting industry associations, employers, government departments in need of workforce

 This would help in matching skill sets with the job requirement. 

SWADES for Indians from overseas

  • The Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support, aka SWADES is a novel initiative for skill mapping of Indians arriving from abroad. 
  • In partnership with the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE), under the Skill India Mission, has partnered with the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) and the ministry of external affairs for the initiative. 

How to access the portal

Step 1 – Those overseas workers who intend to find jobs through the government portal can do so by filling a form available at  http://nsdcindia.org/swades/

2nd step – The form would require details such as educational qualification, work sector, total work experience, designation, and contact details. 

Step 3 – Once this form is about to complete, a Swades Skill Card will issue by the National Skill Development Corporation. You will contact once a job matching the skills is in satisfaction.  For queries – the government has provided the toll-free number 1800 123 9626. 

State-wise Skill Mapping

  • Other than the national portal, many states that have had an increased inflow of migrants have been building their skill mapping portals. 
  • One such portal is the Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Setu portal. It has recorded more than seven lac applications already spanning across different fields such as IT, automobile, appliance repairmen, paramedics, etc. This portal can be accessed at  http://sambal.mp.gov.in/Employment/Default.aspx
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has also promised jobs to about 20 lac migrant workers. It will create a dedicate skill development portal that can access at – http://www.upsdm.gov.in/

How Skill Mapping can help find a job

Since skill mapping is technologically power to assess the skill strengths of a worker, it can trace relevant jobs quickly. The Ministry of MSME has specified skill demands for specific sectors such as- 

  • Textile and Clothing Industry 

Skills required –  Power loom, operators, Apparel Manufacturing, Fashion Design, QA, Knitwear Manufacturing, Sewing Machine Operators.

  • Building and Construction Industry 

Skills required – Crane Operators, Electricians, Welders, Masons, Plumbers, Carpenters, Painters, etc.

  • Electronics and IT Hardware and Software

Skills required – Computers, Telecom, and Consumer Electronics Manufacturing, Sales, Servicing/ After Sales Support of electronics goods, High-Tech.Maintenance and Application Development, End-to-End Solutions, Infrastructure Management, Testing, ITES – BPO, KPO – Legal, Medical, Analytics, and Research. 

Making use of Skill-up-gradation portals

The government has launched Swayam, a skill development portal where new skills can be learned online. The portal can be accessed at – https://swayam.gov.in/. The portal’s courses have a diverse range – from electronics to animation, science, and arts. There are several niche courses available such as beauty services, event management, food business to even aircraft propulsion. These accredit course can access free of cost, with only costs towards certification, if needed applicable.

 

 

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According to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, the unemployment rate in India has touched 27%. Roughly 120 million people have been left unemployed. Migrants who largely perform unskilled manual work and are uneducated have been the hardest hit. However, in this post, we have restricted our focus on skilled workers who have been affected by the pandemic. We objectively assess how Skill Mapping and related schemes can benefit such unemployed persons. 

Which groups are the most vulnerable to unemployment?

  • Self-employed persons -People working in their small establishments, professionals such as beauticians, drivers, painters, technicians. 
  • Those rendering specific services such as electricians, those manufacturing or tailoring for niche businesses have also been affected. With limited savings and casual employment in the informal economy, these people have had a hard time riding through financial loss. These have been the segment of the economy that have been unable to transition to the work from home landscapes. 
  • Indians evacuated from abroad – The government throughout its Vande Bharat Mission in May and June 2020, have evacuated almost five lac Indians via sea and air routes. A large number of outbound migrants from gulf countries such as UAE and Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Singapore have been brought back. 
  • The dearth of opportunities across major cities, due to slowing business growth and limited liquidity to pay workforce have added to the complexity of job markets. 

Skill Mapping in India 

The government, through its skill mapping exercise, aims to connect people’s skills with employment opportunities via database. The database will build through consulting industry associations, employers, government departments in need of workforce

 This would help in matching skill sets with the job requirement. 

SWADES for Indians from overseas

  • The Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support, aka SWADES is a novel initiative for skill mapping of Indians arriving from abroad. 
  • In partnership with the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE), under the Skill India Mission, has partnered with the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) and the ministry of external affairs for the initiative. 

How to access the portal

Step 1 – Those overseas workers who intend to find jobs through the government portal can do so by filling a form available at  http://nsdcindia.org/swades/

2nd step – The form would require details such as educational qualification, work sector, total work experience, designation, and contact details. 

Step 3 – Once this form is about to complete, a Swades Skill Card will issue by the National Skill Development Corporation. You will contact once a job matching the skills is in satisfaction.  For queries – the government has provided the toll-free number 1800 123 9626. 

State-wise Skill Mapping

  • Other than the national portal, many states that have had an increased inflow of migrants have been building their skill mapping portals. 
  • One such portal is the Madhya Pradesh Rozgar Setu portal. It has recorded more than seven lac applications already spanning across different fields such as IT, automobile, appliance repairmen, paramedics, etc. This portal can be accessed at  http://sambal.mp.gov.in/Employment/Default.aspx
  • The Uttar Pradesh government has also promised jobs to about 20 lac migrant workers. It will create a dedicate skill development portal that can access at – http://www.upsdm.gov.in/

How Skill Mapping can help find a job

Since skill mapping is technologically power to assess the skill strengths of a worker, it can trace relevant jobs quickly. The Ministry of MSME has specified skill demands for specific sectors such as- 

  • Textile and Clothing Industry 

Skills required –  Power loom, operators, Apparel Manufacturing, Fashion Design, QA, Knitwear Manufacturing, Sewing Machine Operators.

  • Building and Construction Industry 

Skills required – Crane Operators, Electricians, Welders, Masons, Plumbers, Carpenters, Painters, etc.

  • Electronics and IT Hardware and Software

Skills required – Computers, Telecom, and Consumer Electronics Manufacturing, Sales, Servicing/ After Sales Support of electronics goods, High-Tech.Maintenance and Application Development, End-to-End Solutions, Infrastructure Management, Testing, ITES – BPO, KPO – Legal, Medical, Analytics, and Research. 

Making use of Skill-up-gradation portals

The government has launched Swayam, a skill development portal where new skills can be learned online. The portal can be accessed at – https://swayam.gov.in/. The portal’s courses have a diverse range – from electronics to animation, science, and arts. There are several niche courses available such as beauty services, event management, food business to even aircraft propulsion. These accredit course can access free of cost, with only costs towards certification, if needed applicable.

 

 

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Avani Mishra is a graduate in law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal. She qualified the Company Secretary course with an All India Rank 1 and is a recipient of the President’s Gold Medal for her academic distinctions. She also holds a B.Com degree with a specialization in Corporate Affairs and Administration.