Learn more about Accenture's commitment to building skills.
In today’s climate of constant change and volatility, building a resilient workforce is more important than ever. According to the International Labor Organization, more than 200 million people are currently unemployed worldwide, including more than 70 million young people. To keep unemployment from rising even higher, an additional 280 million jobs must be created in the next five years.
Having the right skills to open doors to meaningful, lasting employment or business ownership is critical. We launched Skills to Succeed in 2009 to address this need and to advance employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in markets around the world.
Skills to Succeed draws on two of Accenture’s core capabilities: training talent and convening partnerships to achieve tangible, measurable results. By mobilizing our people, partners, clients, and others, we strive to make a sustainable difference in the economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities.
By the end of fiscal 2020, together with our strategic partners, we will pursue the following targets:
Demand-led skilling: Equip more than 3 million people with the skills to get a job or build a business
Employment and entrepreneurship outcomes: Increase our focus on the successful transition from skill-building programs to sustainable jobs and businesses, and improve our collective ability to measure and report on these outcomes
Collaboration for systemic change: Bring together organizations across sectors to create large-scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global employment gaps.
Learn more about our goals and progress, how we are skilling at scale and how we are helping to build sustainable jobs and businesses in our 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report.