One billion young people will enter the labor market between today and 2030. Their transition to productive employment is essential if they are to escape poverty and boost sustainable growth worldwide. To address these issues, Accenture is playing a leading role in convening governments, businesses and civil society to form the Solutions for Youth Employment coalition.
As the coalition’s private sector founding partner, Accenture will bring best practices and lessons learned from our Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative, which will equip more than 700,000 people by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.
Accenture Chief Leadership Officer Adrian Lajtha spoke at the coalition’s October launch, which took place in Washington, DC during the World Bank Group’s Annual Meeting. “Building skills and improving the well-being of communities worldwide demands collaboration across governments, civil society and the private sector. Convening these partnerships has been a key success factor for Skills to Succeed” Lajtha Adrian told attendees. Accenture will assemble similar partnerships to support Solutions for Youth Employment’s efforts. Additionally, we’ll advocate for the coalition within the private sector.
The coalition’s other founding partners include the World Bank Group, International Youth Foundation and the RAND Corporation, as well as Skills to Succeed partners Plan International and Youth Business International.