October 25, 2020

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Indian ministry launches AI-based digital platform for skilled workforce

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) today launched ‘Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM)’ portal to help skilled people find sustainable livelihood opportunities.

The initiative endeavours to improve the information flow and bridge the demand-supply gap in the skilled workforce market.

Apart from recruiting a skilled workforce that spurs business competitiveness and economic growth, the Artificial Intelligence-based platform has been envisioned to strengthen their career pathways by handholding them through their journeys to attain industry-relevant skills and explore emerging job opportunities especially in the post COVID era.

The database of labour migrants in Indian states and overseas citizens who returned to India under the Vande Bharat Mission and filled SWADES Skill Card has also been integrated with the ASEEM portal

Candidate data coming to Skill India Portal from various state and central skilling schemes will be integrated including PMKVY, Fee-based Programs, National Urban Livelihoods Mission, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana and Seekho aur Kamao.

Envisaging the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce is crucial in restructuring the skilling ecosystem with the new normal settling post-pandemic.

Aatamanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM) refers to all the data, trends and analytics which describe the workforce market and map demand of skilled workforce to supply.

It will provide real-time granular information by identifying relevant skilling requirements and employment prospects.

Besides identifying major skills gap in the sectors ​and providing review of global best practices, ASEEM will provide employers a platform to assess the availability of skilled workforce and formulate their hiring plans.

Announcing the launch of the ASEEM portal, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said that the initiative was driven by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Aatamanirbhar Bharat’.

The ASEEM portal aims to give a huge impetus to India’s persistent efforts to bridge the demand-supply gap for skilled workforce across sectors, bringing limitless and infinite opportunities for the nation’s youth.

The initiative aims to accelerate India’s journey towards recovery by mapping skilled workforce and connecting them with relevant livelihood opportunities in their local communities especially in the post COVID era.

The increasing use of technology and e-management systems which assist in bringing in processes and intelligent tools to drive demand driven and outcome-based skill development programs.

This platform will ensure we bring in close convergence and coordination across various schemes and programs operating in the skill ecosystem.

ASEEM will also ensure there is no duplication of data. It will further re-engineer the vocational training landscape in the country ensuring a skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling in a more organised set up.

The portal aims at supporting decision and policymaking via trends and analytics generated by the system for programmatic purposes.

It will help in providing real-time data analytics to NSDC and its Sector Skill Councils about the demand and supply patterns including – industry requirements, skill gap analysis, demand per district/ state/cluster​​, key workforce suppliers, key consumers​, migration patterns​ and multiple potential career prospects for candidates.​

The portal consists of three IT based interfaces:

  • Employer Portal – Employer onboarding, Demand Aggregation, candidate selection ​
  • Dashboard – Reports, Trends, analytics, and highlight gaps ​
  • Candidate Application – Create & Track candidate profile, share job suggestion ​

ASEEM will be used as a match-making engine to map skilled workers with the jobs available. The portal and App will have provision for registration and data upload for workers across job roles, sectors and geographies.

The skilled workforce can register their profiles on the app and can search for employment opportunities in their neighbourhood.

Through ASEEM, employers, agencies and job aggregators looking for skilled workforce in specific sectors will also have the required details at their fingertips. It will also enable policymakers take more objective view of various sectors.

ASEEM is also available as an APP that has been developed and managed by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with a private partner.