Learn about Accenture's commitment to building skills.
Preparing for employability and entrepreneurship has become increasingly urgent in the United States and around the world. Having the right skills can open doors to employment and enhance economic inclusion and resilience at both individual and community levels. Yet, millions of Americans lack workplace and entrepreneurial skills.
In fact, the lack of a properly skilled workforce is hindering the ability of American businesses to compete globally, according to recent research, Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills, from Accenture, Burning Glass Technologies and Harvard Business School.
Skills to Succeed, Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on advancing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the United States and around the world. Through Skills to Succeed, we have seized an opportunity to give back what we do best—developing talent—and we plan to equip 700,000 people globally by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Skills to Succeed has captured the imagination of our people and mobilized our strategic nonprofit partners. Thanks to their passion and dedication, we have accomplished more than we ever thought possible, and we continue to focus on driving measurable impact and achieving scale through technology and collaboration. In addition, we are expanding our role as a convener by collaborating with our clients, nonprofit partners and other institutions to achieve our shared goals. We are actively working to bring together our clients who are interested in contributing toward the issues of employability and entrepreneurship with our strategic partners to make a greater impact.
To support our corporate citizenship efforts globally, including Skills to Succeed, Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have contributed more than $150 million since 2011 through a combination of cash and pro bono contributions of time and Accenture employee skills.