Meghna Joshi

SWAN (Skilled Workforce Advancing Nation) Livelihood | Trainings & Counselling

Mantra I live by :

Finding a ray of hope, in difficult most situations.

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Tell us about your business journey

SWAN (Skilled Workforce Advancing Nation) Livelihood was established to kindle hope among the youth (age group 18-30 years) from the resource-poor sections of the society and later on expanded its operations through online training workshops for upskilling the youth and working professionals towards the competitive professional environment during the Covid situation. It is a start-up based in Delhi that lends a hand to the youth in gaining sustainable employment through skill development. It envisages bridging the gap between the acquired education and the demands of the industry and placing the successful candidates to suitable employment. SWAN seeks to impart knowledge as signified by the first name SWAN (Sacred Bird Hans in Hindi, scientific name Cygnus) i.e. linked to the reigning deity of education, Goddess Saraswati. The collective knowledge and wisdom of the promoters is utilised to bridge the aspirations of the youth and the requirements of the industry. The underlying thought behind the entire venture being to resolve the pain-point of the youth from the targeted sections of the society and train them for a harmonious and a fruitful relationship with the employers. Deep understanding of the pain points of the youth belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society as well as their employers led her to embark upon this startup.


What motivated you to become a Skillpreneur?

The collective experience of working in Corporate and Social sectors and managing the operations of various skill development centers helped me in gaining a deep feeling for the pain points of the youth from the economically weaker sections.
It also led me towards a thorough understanding of the problems faced by the employers who employ the unskilled youth.
In an endeavors to resolve these issues through a systematic process, skill development became my passion that ultimately led to the seeding of SWAN (Skilled Workforce Advancing Nation).


How did you know when you had the right idea?

The past experience showed that there were youth who were unemployed, there were youth whose employment history had been short lived and there were employers who were either not getting suitable employees or whose experience with past employees had been miserable. All these situations required deep understanding and delicate handling of both sides. SWAN saw a niche in bridging the aspirations of the youth as per the requirements of the industry.


What is your favorite aspect of being a Skillpreneur?

To empower and bring smiles on scores of youth through interactive learning programmes and see them excel in their respective fields.


Share any interesting experience after becoming a Skillpreneur.

To see the students share their certificate of excellence and gifts from the employers and share their stories of getting appreciations and awards at workplace. Also, receiving positive testimonials on the delivery and presentation of the workshop.


What makes your business unique?

SPECIALISED TRAINING : Delivering experienced trainings and upskilling programs to increase cognitive capacity & improvement in skill set
Mentorship Support : An effective direct mentor-mentee connection with Industry experts.
Placement & Post placement assistance for a stable workforce and a higher employee satisfaction


What Drives You to Keep Going When It's Really Tough?

The passion to drive a new change in the skilling domain by empowering more youth by making them ‘Atmanirbhar’


What are some of the mistakes you wished you could've avoided?

The start of the venture was in a time when the operations were affected due to occurrence of a lot of external factors ranging from the protests in the city to the outbreak of corona.


How do you achieve work-life balance?

I am passionate about painting and an ardent nature lover and pursue them as my hobby.


What advice would you give someone who is interested in starting their own business?

Believing in your strengths and your self, that will take you a long way.