Deloitte India holds latest iteration of Impact Day

11 December 2019 2 min. read
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Deloitte India organised the 17th edition of its Impact Day. A total of 46,000 volunteers from the accounting and consulting firm participated in this year’s event, most of whom were milennials.

The event took place in major cities across the country on two days – November 29 and December 6, 2019. Volunteers from the event interact with members of various economic segments to work through social issues and develop skills of the future, an effort that is designed to create social and economic value.

Not only does the event represent a step to make youth in India more employable, it also works to cover the increasingly prominent skill gap that is emerging in Indian and economies across the globe. As Industry 4.0 continues to transform the workplace, the economy is in demand for professionals that can engage with digital applications.

Big Four accounting and advisory firm EY reported recently that one in ten jobs is likely to demand an entirely new breed of skills over the next half a decade, with most new jobs entailing human-machine collaboration. The trend has sparked action among organisations in the public and private sector.

Deloitte India holds latest iteration of Impact Day

While the National Skill Development Corporation has been working boost expertise in the skill development sphere, a number of consulting firms have also begun to engage in skill development. Deloitte has been doing this via its WorldClass arm, which is designed to support as many as 50 million people with building a career 2030.

In India, WorldClass has targeted its efforts to make the impact more equitable, by supporting young girls with their education and skill training. By 2030, the firm hopes to have helped as many as 10 million girls across India with professional development. Impact Day is an effort in this direction.

Commenting on the initiative, Deloitte India’s Chief Talent Officer S.V. Nathan said, “Skilling is to take primacy if we are to grow as a country. The onus does not rest on any one single stakeholder, but everyone who can make an impact. Most of our people are millennials and they strongly wish to play a positive role. They do not wish to be spectators, but active participants.”

“In alignment with our global WorldClass commitment, our corporate citizenship efforts in India harness the collective potential of our intellect and energy to empower the community. To help our communities thrive in a future that is technology driven, we remain invested in skill development, education, and enabling greater access to opportunities,” he added.