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3 million people around the world with the skills to get a job or build a business.
People equipped with Skills to Succeed between 2011 and 2015
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In today’s climate of volatility and constant change, it is more important than ever for individuals to have the right skills to open doors to employment and economic opportunity.
The International Labour Organization reports that more than 2 billion working-age people are not participating in the labor market, including more than 197 million people who are unemployed.
We launched Skills to Succeed to tackle these problems, drawing on two of Accenture’s core capabilities: developing talent and convening partnerships to achieve tangible, measurable results.
Together with our strategic partners, we are pursuing the following targets by the end of fiscal 2020:
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.
We are taking our demand-led skilling programs to scale by leveraging technology and digital solutions. We are optimizing our use of technology to accelerate the reach of our Skills to Succeed partners with jobseekers and entrepreneurs cost effectively and, in turn, improve employment and entrepreneurship outcomes. For example:
By the end of 2018, together with Fundación Entreculturas, we expect to have helped 175,000 disadvantaged youth in more than 20 countries across Africa, Latin America and Spain gain job skills. Read more.
More than 30,000 young people across the United Kingdom have been equipped with employability skills to choose a career and find a job via the Skills to Succeed Academy, an interactive, digital learning program. Based on the success of this program in the United Kingdom, we are looking to expand it to other markets.
Over the past five years, Accenture and Save the Children have partnered to skill more than 38,000 disadvantaged youth in a dozen countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines. Our most recent grant will enable Save the Children to secure jobs and self-employment opportunities for an additional 28,000 youth. Read more.
The successful execution of our strategy hinges on deep relationships with a diverse set of organizations, including our nonprofit partners, clients, government agencies, employers and other funders.
Learn how we are leveraging the power of our people and the digital world to help to ensure a better future for our planet.
Learn how we foster a culture of inclusion and diversity.