'Skills to Succeed' Partnership with Australian NFPs
16 September 2010 at 11:11 am
International management and technology services company, Accenture and two Australian Not for Profits have joined in a global $100 million corporate citizenship commitment to equip 250,000 people by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Accenture’s initiative, Skills to Succeed, educates people around the world to build skills that enable them to participate in and contribute to the economy and society.
Skills to Succeed will be achieved through Accenture offices around the world teaming with specific in-country strategic partners, including Australia where the company will partner with The Smith Family and Mission Australia.
Accenture is already a long-term partner of Mission Australia's and a spokesperson says they are currently working through the details with Accenture in terms of the specific program that will benefit from Skills to Succeed.
Additionally, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations will contribute more than US$100 million over three years – in global and local giving, as well as pro bono contributions of time and Accenture employee skills – to support the company’s corporate citizenship efforts.
Accenture currently has more than 80 Skills to Succeed initiatives, which focus on building relevant skills for people in communities around the world, including:
- Africa – working in multiple countries with Enablis, a Canadian organization with whom it has a founding partner relationship, to help build the skills of young entrepreneurs
- Brazil – offering training, with Conexão, in market-relevant skills for people who are unemployed, as well as free consulting services for entrepreneurs
- India – working with Dr. Reddy’s Foundation to train disadvantaged young people in business process outsourcing and technology skills
- Philippines and Cambodia – teaming with Passerelles Numériques to help underprivileged students build the skills they need to obtain IT jobs and break out of poverty
- Spain – teaming with local organizations to train migrant groups in specialized technology skills that will allow them to enter the Spanish job market
- United Kingdom – working with Youth Business International (YBI) to provide their global network with improved tools, funding, mentoring and training to help disadvantaged young people become successful business entrepreneurs
- United States – Accenture senior executives are teaching business preparedness skills to students in community colleges; in addition, working with Genesys Works to provide IT training that will prepare disadvantaged youth for employment
Roxanne Taylor, Accenture’s chief marketing & communications officer says through the Skills to Succeed initiative, they are looking to help a quarter million people around the world develop the skills and confidence to find jobs.
For more information visit www.accenture.com