Learn about Accenture's commitment to building skills.
Skills to Succeed has seized the imagination of our people. Thanks to their passion, experience and commitment to developing and nurturing talent, we exceeded our original goal of equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. As a result, we increased our goal and plan to help a total of 500,000 people globally by 2015, or an additional 180,000 people. Our people share their time, skills and advice to provide individuals with support including resume writing, interview training and mentoring here in the United States and around the world. Their contributions are intensely personal, meaningful and inspiring.
In 2010, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations committed to contribute more than US$100 million by the end of 2013 to support our corporate citizenship efforts. In fiscal 2012 (which ended August 31, 2012), we contributed cash as well as pro bono contributions of time and Accenture employee skills equivalent to US$53.5 million to support our corporate citizenship efforts, including Skills to Succeed, bringing total contributions since 2010 to US$98 million.