Accenture launched its Skills to Succeed in May 2009. The purpose is to align the organization’s corporate citizenship activities around a central focus which is building skills that enable people to make a sustainable difference to their economic and to the to their families and communities around the world.
The initiative intends to develop the right skills for the beneficiaries to build their confidence and capabilities that will open doors to employment or build an enterprise.
It is a worldwide endeavor wherein its success lies in building and enhancing strategic partnerships and continuous volunteerism work. In the Philippines, Accenture decided to partner with different like-minded organizations such as Bayan Academy in order to fulfill the goal of the Skills to Succeed program.
Bayan Academy will implement the Skills to Employment and Entrepreneurship (S2E). The pilot run of the S2E program will target Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and women entrepreneurs. The PWDs will be provided with Technopreneurship Program in Contact Center Services and Nail Care Services leading to Beauty Care NC II. The women entrepreneurs who belong to low income communities in urban areas in Metro Manila will be the beneficiaries of the GREAT Women Entrepreneurs (GWEn) training program.
The Technopreneurship program will combine technical skills and entrepreneurship training. The technical skills training include technical-vocational courses that are registered under TESDA via the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) and six days entrepreneurship training covering the eight integral modules – Opportunities in the Industry, Screening of Opportunities, Seizing Opportunities, Market Assessment, How to Run the service operation, Human Resources, Accounting and Finance and Business Plan.
The second course to be applied for the S2E program is the GWEn program. It is a 4-day entrepreneurship and management training in which the objective is to improve the knowledge and skills of microentrepreneurs on Self-Mastery, Situation Mastery and Enterprise Mastery.
A total of 125 beneficiaries will be able to avail of the S2E program. There will be 75 PWDs who will be given Technopreneurship training on Contact Center Services and Nail Care Services. While 50 women microentrepreneurs will go through the GEM program.