Accenture, NSDC To Train 3,300 Youth From Jammu And Kashmir

Accenture, NSDC To Train 3,300 Youth From Jammu And Kashmir

6 November 2013
The Economic Times


Mumbai: IT firm Accenture today said it has partnered with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) for an integrated, multi-year skills development programme to train 3,300 youth from Jammu and Kashmir in the next five years. As part of the government's initiative 'Udaan', the programme aims to equip the youth with employment skills and provide support including identifying potential students through job placement, Accenture said in a statement. 'This engagement is another extension of our effort to shore up India's growth prospects. We are working closely with NSDC on this important mission and are committed to the programme's success,' Accenture MD (India Health & Public Service business) Nilaya Varma said. Accenture will provide management consulting services to create a training methodology, which will include traditional and classroom-based instruction with 'on-the-job' training. Students will be selected from Jammu and Kashmir and trained for positions in the business process outsourcing industry. Accenture also will collaborate with external agencies to leverage expertise and presence in the state. The programme also strengthens Accenture's global corporate citizenship initiative 'Skills to Succeed', which aims to equip five lakh people globally by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. NSDC was set up in 2009 to work with private sector companies to train 500 million people by 2022. 'Our association with Accenture is a perfect fit since the company has developed similar training curricula for various clients in the past and is well equipped to create the same for this project,' NSDC CEO Dilip Chenoy said.