Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000, Big4.com Reports

Award is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed focus

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(PRWEB) September 13, 2012

Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers PwC reports Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Big4.com reports the three-year grant will help support more than 17,000 people across Europe join the job market. It is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, which is equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business.

Big4.com also notes the grant and pro bono support will also help 10,000 young people in France improve their employability prospects through the Ashoka Youth Venture (YV)program and an interactive online learning platform.

Adrian Lajtha, chief leadership officer at Accenture comments: “Supporting Ashoka helps bring to life Accenture’s commitment to building skills,” he says.

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