In lieu of Veterans Day, Accenture recently awarded grants to four different groups that total more than $500,000 in order to assist veterans gain the necessary skills to enter the civilian workforce.
Each grant is comprised of differing work and efforts that Accenture will be a part of in order to assist in the effort of readying veterans for work. Grant recipients and work include:
- Kauffman FastTrac, who with Accenture will provide educational and resource support to nearly 300 veterans
- Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, which aims to assist disabled veterans in gaining the skills needed to start their own business.
- New Sector Alliance, with Accenture’s support, will expand its social change leadership training and will include mentors from Accenture who previously served in the military.
Michael D. Scimo, managing director of U.S. human capital and diversity for Accenture, praised military professionals as being “known for their strong work ethic, commitment to excellence, attention to detail and ability to succeed in a challenging environment.”
“By working with veterans programs, we hope to help military men and women take the valuable skills they gained in the service and help transition them into new careers,” Scimo said.