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Bangalore: SAP India today launched Project Avsar (Meaning Opportunity) an initiative targeted at developing vocational SAP skills and placement assistance for the underprivileged youth.  Project Avsar is a comprehensive and unique SAP vocational training program that will combine a class room and practical / fieldwork based approach to introduce the selected candidates to the business functions of a company and eventually provide them the necessary IT skill-sets to manage business processes using SAP software.

Project Avsar is based on the premise that a short term, practical, skill-oriented vocational training program will provide a strong career foundation and open up several employment opportunities for the underprivileged youth to succeed in the digital era.

Project Avsar will provide a basic course to introduce Enterprise Resource Planning - training on SAP® Business One (an integrated business management solution for emerging / small businesses) covering relevant business processes, workflow navigation, data-entry and usage of management reports.

The courses will be conducted along with SAP partner Clockwork and NGO Partner HOPE foundation, who will provide practical experience in the form of role-plays and an onsite visits to a SAP customers using SAP Business One solution. SAP will work along with our partners to provide placement assistance for the trained candidates amongst customers across India running SAP Business One solution.

The pilot project kick starts in Bangalore where the first batch of 12 candidates identified by the HOPE foundation will undergo this training. In Mumbai, the project will focus on the underprivileged women in Dharavi, and help open up new employment opportunities for them by providing SAP skills that are in high demand. The roll-out of this program is planned in a phased manner to cover key cities in the subsequent months.

While celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2012, SAP reaffirms its commitment to promote sustainable economic development in the communities in which it operates.  Already established projects in India include - Project CLAY - Creative Livelihood And Youth – an initiative that engages with empowering underprivileged women through skill based training programs and Project Lakshya – an initiative to provide basic computer literacy to 1 lakh underprivileged children and youth.  

As a global information technology leader, SAP invests in programs that have the potential to make the greatest impact preparing underprivileged young people to be successful. The company believes strongly in creating a level playing field to drive innovation and building an environment that enhances education and entrepreneurship to foster economic growth.


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