Skills to Succeed

Skills to Succeed helps address the global need for skills that open doors to employment and economic opportunity. It is a key aspect of how we embed corporate social responsibility into our business. By the end of fiscal 2020, we will equip 3 million people globally with the skills to get a job or build a business.
3 million people by 2020

Since 2010, together with our strategic partners, we have equipped more than 800,000 people with the skills to get a job or build a business. By the end of fiscal 2020, we will equip 3 million people globally with workplace and entrepreneurial skills.


A Global Need
A Global Need
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.

Partnering for Success
Partnering for Success
Learn more about how we are delivering impact through our long-term relationships with strategic partners.

We are committed to bringing together organizations across sectors to create large-scale, lasting solutions aimed at closing global employment gaps.


Convening partnerships is not just one of our unique capabilities, it is central to our Skills to Succeed approach. In an effort to take our strategic partnerships to the next level, we have been increasingly bringing together our clients, governments and others to generate greater collaboration and realize shared goals.


We recognize that no single organization can adequately address the issues of employment and entrepreneurship. It takes collaboration, working across an ecosystem of nonprofit partners, government agencies, employers, and other donors, to create meaningful work, lasting change and sustainable economic growth for millions of people worldwide. Convening these types of multi-faceted partnerships is not always easy—it requires flexibility, patience and an ongoing dialogue—however, we believe this type of deeper collaboration is critical to durable systemic change.


Read about examples of our cross-sector, collaborative partnerships, including Solutions for Youth Employment, Juntos por el Empleo de los Mas Vulnerable and Movement to Work in our 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report.


Our People’s Contribution
Our People’s Contribution
Learn more about our people and the impact they are making in communities around the world through Skills to Succeed.

Our people are the driving force behind our Skills to Succeed initiative, and it is an enormous source of pride for them. They share their time, skills and counsel by volunteering and providing pro-bono services for activities such as conducting soft skills workshops for job seekers, creating new technology solutions for skills training, implementing new technology platforms for our nonprofit partners, and providing long-term mentoring support for entrepreneurs. Their enthusiasm for collaborating with clients, nonprofits and one another helps make a tremendous impact in our communities worldwide.


Last year, our people participated in nearly 600,000 hours of Accenture-sponsored corporate citizenship programs.


Learn more about how our people are the driving force behind Skills to Succeed in our 2014 Corporate Citizenship Report.



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