Skills to Succeed

Our Skills to Succeed initiative is about supporting and empowering people to take on the shifting workforce landscape.

Creating a more economically inclusive world

Through our global Skills to Succeed initiative, we provide employment and entrepreneurship opportunities alongside our partners. We have equipped more than 5.8 million people worldwide with the skills to make substantive improvements to their lives.

We are continually evolving Skills to Succeed to meet changing market needs and support people throughout their career journey—from young students to new graduates to more experienced workers.

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Investing in young entrepreneurs

As a partner to Youth Business International (YBI), we support and skill young entrepreneurs as they start, grow and sustain their businesses—unlocking income streams, job creation and inclusive economic growth.

We're furthering our investment in a more equitable future by helping an estimated 240,000 young adults (ages 18-35) through a new US$5.25 million grant to YBI.

This builds upon our previous work together to equip almost 370,000 young people with the skills to succeed in a digital future. Over the last five years, Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded YBI more than US$18.5 million in both cash and pro bono services.

Preparing young people for a more sustainable future

Throughout our 12-year partnership with Save the Children, we have improved the lives of nearly 185,000 people through skilling initiatives.

Our new global grant of US$4.8 million will focus on investing in a green economy, promoting gender equality and social justice for in- and out-of-school youth, supporting youth-led advocacy to drive social and environmental change, and leveraging technology for digital skilling.

This investment has the potential to help an estimated additional 70,000 young people—a majority of whom will get a job, start their own business or continue their education—and support 5,000 adults in helping youth achieve these outcomes. Our partnership will leverage the best of our capabilities, and together, we aim to create a sustainable future for all.

Careers for a digital future

We have created a variety of online learning platforms to help people develop beneficial skills to progress in their careers and excel in the digital economy.


Fundaula is a free online training platform that equips people with increasingly in-demand digital skills and improves employability.

ReDI School of Digital Integration in Germany

We co-founded ReDI with Microsoft to help reskill refugees and other displaced people with in-demand technology training.

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Innovating to skill at scale

Technology can help people learn new skills in a more experiential way, which is particularly beneficial for those re-entering the workforce.

New Skills Now

This free online learning program helps develop skills in key areas to secure a first job, start a business and navigate to the next opportunity.

Virtual Skill-Up

This immersive-learning smartphone app uses VR to help people prepare for a first job or business venture by enhancing their communication skills.

Institute for Veterans and Military Families

We built a VR app that helps U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses transition to the workforce.

Goodwill Industries International

Project Overcome uses VR to give people affected by the criminal justice system experience in mock interviews and coaching to re-enter the workforce.

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Experienced workers

Our initiative provides experienced workers with new skilling solutions that add flexibility to their career path.

Stay Nimble

We helped this UK-based social-enterprise create a digital platform so they can build confidence and envision new career paths.

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global helps newcomers rebuild their lives in the U.S.

Refugee Talent Hub (RTH)

RTH has engaged clients and others to meet with refugees to mentor and train them towards a job.

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First jobs and entrepreneurship

We partner with governments, nonprofits, universities and others to educate, train and support the incoming workforce through internship, apprenticeship and first job opportunities—including roles at Accenture.

Generation Unlimited’s Passport to Earning

Accenture, UNICEF’s Generation Unlimited and Microsoft are equipping 10 million youth in 10 countries with digital skills essential for employment.

Sky’s the Limit

We work with Sky’s the Limit to support underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs with resources, training and mentoring by Accenture volunteers.

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Next generation

We believe that when the next generation of workers is equipped with critical skills, they will be ready for the digital future. We aim to empower the innovators of tomorrow with ample opportunities to learn and create new technologies that will change the world for the better.

Junior Achievement in Ireland (JAI)

We’ve partnered with JAI for more than 10 years—positively impacting the lives of over 10,000 young people.

eSmart Digital Licence+ in Australia and New Zealand

This gamified learning experience will help students develop digital intelligence, online safety and problem-solving skills for the digital world.

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Impact hiring

We’re committed to fostering an inclusive workforce that reflects the full diversity of our clients and communities. These programs help accelerate people’s skills and build a pathway to a full-time role at Accenture or other leading companies.

Generation Australia

We partner with Generation Australia—a career reskilling and preparation nonprofit—to develop the next generation of cloud practitioners.

Mozaïk RH in France

We work with Mozaïk RH, a recruitment firm that specializes in promoting social diversity, to find qualified candidates from disadvantaged areas.

Apprenticeship program in North America

We hire, train, coach and provide career opportunities for non-traditional hires and re-skillers whose jobs have or will be disrupted by technology.

Accenture (South Africa) Education Trust

We help financially disadvantaged people gain a degree in engineering, IT or computer science through our scholarship and mentoring programs.

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United Nations Global Compact: Communication on Progress 2021
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