The program aimed to equip high school students/graduates with the skills
needed to better positioned them in the job market
Jakarta, 26 April 2014 – Accenture, one of the world’s leading consultant, encourages its employees to put their skills and interests to volunteer and create sustained impact in communities through “Skills to Succeed with Accenture”. This continued dedication will help Accenture in supporting government efforts to raise the country’s competitiveness in international level, especially with the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community 2015.
Accenture’s “Skills to Succeed with Accenture” in cooperation with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) today conducted training for SMK students at Rumah Belajar YCAB Jakarta to equip the high school students/graduates with essential skills needed to enter the workplace.
“We understand that most of the graduates entering the jobs market battleground without vital attributes. To assist the government creates sustainable solutions, in line with the corporate’s social investment program, Accenture helps the students of YCAB-Accenture program Pack-and-Go, mostly SMK students with the skills to better positioned them in the job market. Skills like writing CVs, and mastering job interview will be coupled with the motivational session as well some introduction to entrepreneurship,” said Ronaldi, Manager in Accenture Strategy and Corporate Citizenship Lead for Indonesia.
“Skills to Succeed with Accenture” volunteerism program is one of the company’s efforts to advance their employees’ career, skills as well as their knowledge through social activity. It inspires our people to share their passion and skills with others. With this program, Accenture hopes to be actively contributed in ensuring Indonesian young people to be better prepared in entering the workforce and transforming the communities for a better Indonesia.
Accenture has witnessed the profound effect of social activity participation has on people, businesses, industries, markets and communities and viewed it as one of the most important key performance indicators to develop their career as well as to increase their skills and knowledge.
“We understand, from our interactions with NGOs, YCAB in particular, that while most of the students / youths would have good if not strong technical skills – in which Accenture and YCAB also supply with free computer course, they are lacking in confidence and aptitude for them to succeed in the workplace. Therefore, aligned with the Skills to Succeed theme, Accenture employees in Jakarta office equipped the students with the soft skills they need to make them more attractive to employers through volunteering sessions in collaboration with YCAB. Usually 8-15 employees would volunteer in a session and spend about 3-4 hours with them,” said Reggie Devanna, Strategy Manager and Corporate Citizenship Account Lead for YCAB at Accenture Indonesia.
As one of the leading international consultant, Accenture is committed to balance professional work and social responsibility through investing time, funds, and additional resources to build and transform Indonesian communities by providing capacity building training for high school graduates designed to get them ready for work through “Skills to Succeed with Accenture” volunteerism program.
Firza Imam Putra, who is the YCAB Chief Operational Officer, stated, “We are glad to partner with Accenture in Skills to Succeed with Accenture program to help addressing the need for skills that open doors to employment. This initiavite is aligned with our commitments to continuously developing youth independence through our youth development programs and set a good example of employee volunteerism program for other private sectors.”
He added that the cooperation between YCAB Foundation and Accenture is expected to enhance the quality of Indonesian human resources, which in turn, will produce a positive impact for the national economy in the long run.
The Accenture – YCAB partnership is part of Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship program to provide “Skills to Succeed with Accenture” for organizations and youth that will be conducted on a pro bono basis of in-kind work.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa is an independent non-profit organization in Indonesia that was established in August 1999 and became a global organization in 2011 through the establishment of YCAB International. YCAB International is headquartered in New York and is registered as a non-profit organizations that already have the facility of tax reductions (tax deductions) through section 501 (C) (3).
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa and YCAB International are known as YCAB Foundation.YCAB Foundation aims to establish independence of underprivileged youth through a holistic development approach in the areas of health, education and economic development.
The three pillars of YCAB are: Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HELP), House of Learning and Development (HOLD) known as “Rumah Belajar” and Hands-on Operation for Employment or Entrepreneurship (HOPE). Since 1999, YCAB Foundation has impacted the lives of more than two million people.YCAB Foundation is part of YCAB Group of social enterprise which includes 3 business units and one cooperative which operates YCAB’s economic empowerment program.