It helps out-of-job Indian citizens returning home to connect with prospective employers. Close to 31,000 returnees have thus far registered under the scheme.
In June 2020, the Indian government started an initiative to map the skills of citizens returning under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM).
Called Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support (SWADES), the idea was to issue a card to such returnees so that they could be matched with relevant jobs in the country.
This information given by returnees’ is being shared with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. It helps map skills with individual job descriptions.
Sources said that close to 30,700 people have registered so far under this initiative, a joint effort of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of External Affairs.
The next step in this endeavour will be to help those with SWADES Skill Cards to register at upcoming job fairs, move to partner countries and also find employment through Skill India’s employment initiatives.
News Source:- Money control