The Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) – Bangalore office, has bagged the prestigious Accenture project – ‘Skills to Succeed 2020 Goal’.
The project aims to bring a positive impact in the areas of employment generation, asset creation, revenue generation, and new livelihood avenues, especially for women.
Accenture is one of the world’s leading management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing organisations, with a presence in 53 countries around the globe. The project entails organising Micro-Enterprise Development Programmes (MEDPs) in different sectors (such as; Handicrafts, food processing etc.), in five southern India states, viz. Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.
The project will develop micro-entrepreneurs among the rural youth, which shall subsequently result in employment generation, asset creation, and revenue generation, on a sustainable basis. The goal is to train 3,000 people over 75 programmes, in five states in South India.
The holistic focus of Accenture is to achieve the motto of ‘Skills to Succeed (S to S)’, by the end of the fiscal year 2020. The entire project ‘S to S’ will equip 3 million people globally, with workplace and entrepreneurial skills.
EDII is an autonomous and not-for-profit institute, set up in 1983, sponsored by apex financial institutions – the IDBI Bank Ltd., IFCI Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd., and the State Bank of India (SBI). The Government of Gujarat has pledged 23 acres of land for the EDII campus.
It has helped set up 12 state-level exclusive Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Institutes. One of its major achievements is taking entrepreneurship to a large number of schools, colleges, science and technology institutions, and management schools, in several states, by including entrepreneurship inputs in their curricula.