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Pilot Project Training in Emirates Job and Skills (TEJAS), the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

New Delhi: Through pilot project Training in Emirates Job and Skills (TEJAS), the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) is collaborating with top employers working in following sectors:

S.No. Employers Sectors
1. EFS Construction & Allied Sectors
2. AIQU Information Technology
3. Esa Saleh Al Gurg Construction, Manufacturing
4. Future Milez Automotive
5. Lulu Financial Services
6. Dulsco Construction & Allied Sectors

Under the ongoing pilot project TEJAS, candidates are placed after training and certification in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Out of target 10,000, the progress is as follows:

  • Candidates placed (offer letter released) : 101
  • Candidates undergoing training and certification : 35

Though the exact figure of workers who came back to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not known, however, as per Government’s estimates, around 3,30,058 workers returned from the UAE under the Vande Bharat Mission. The Government launched the SWADES (Skilled Workers Arrival Database for Employment Support) scheme which aims to create a database of returning citizens based on their skill sets and experience. The returning citizens were required to fill out an online SWADES Skills Card at The TEJAS Scheme is also applicable to the returnee workers.

As of date, 25,912 people have returned to India during the Pandemic. The information of returnee migrants was collected via skills card and was used to facilitate placement opportunities by integrating returnees with Skill India’s ASEEM (Aatmanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping) portal.

The skills which are being targeted to develop among the workers under the project TEJAS are Full Stack Engineer, Desktop Engineer, NET Engineer, Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technicians, Plumbers, Multi-skilled technicians, Welders, Car Drivers, Bike Riders, Food & Beverage Service Operator, Cooks, Front Office Hospitality Staff, Retail Service Assistants, IT Professionals, Finance Professionals, and Healthcare Professionals.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.