Accenture and NetHope have today announced Accenture and its foundations have awarded NetHope with $1.4 million to expand the NetHope Academy. The training academy provides computer science graduates with internships with on-the-job information technology skills to help them find work in the IT sector.
The award is part of Accenture“™s global corporate citizenship initiative “Skills to Succeed,“ which aims to provide 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The two-year grant will provide 1,000 interns in Haiti and the Dominican Republic with real-world IT work experience and education needed by employers working in the developing world.
“Supporting NetHope helps bring to life Accenture“™s commitment to building skills,“ said Adrian Lajtha, chief leadership officer at Accenture. “NetHope is proving it“™s possible to make a significant, lasting impact on the economic well-being of individuals and their communities through IT training and connecting people with the right job opportunities.“
Accenture is also supporting NetHope with $250,000 as well as time and skills to help design and develop cloud-based services that will provide affordable, accessible tools for NetHope“™s member organizations and their end beneficiaries.