Based on an article published in Times of India, Accenture, the global consulting and IT outsourcing major is planning to make 250,000 unskilled and semi-skilled people around the world job or business-ready by the year 2015.
This innovative venture is named as ‘Skills to Succeed’ and through this Program, Accenture seeks to help unskilled and semi-skilled people around the world to develop necessary skills in the areas of IT, BPO, hospitality, retail and realty/construction.
Such programs call for huge investments and commitment on the part of the organization and this is a commendable initiative by this organization, especially as it aims to support the rural population. I think more and more organizations, who can afford such investments and effort, should follow suit.
The major shortcoming in our current education system is that it focuses too much on theory and text book stuff. The institutions should focus more on providing practical training to students so that they understand the organizational dynamics and are able to integrate in to the corporate environment from day one. The onus is therefore both on the educational institutions and industry to join hands so that they create the right platform for students to get appropriate practical education preparing them for the corporate world. Read more…