Goodwill® Rising Together™ Initiative Announces New Partnerships with Accenture, Bank of America, Comcast Internet Essentials, Lowe’s and USAA to Increase Access to Careers for More than One Million People by 2025

Goodwill, the leading nonprofit provider of job training and placement services in North America, today announced five new partners — Accenture, Bank of America, Comcast Internet Essentials, Lowe’s and USAA — are joining its Rising Together™ initiative, expanding its reach and impact. While the U.S. economy continues to improve, the recovery has not been equitable. Rising Together™ is connecting people, particularly those who traditionally faced barriers to sustainable, well-paying jobs, to ensure they have access to a wide range of resources. These resources include skills training, job placement, transportation and…

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Accenture, Dubai Cares, Microsoft and UNICEF launch digital education platform under Generation Unlimited to help address global learning crisis

Accenture, Dubai Cares, Microsoft and UNICEF announced the launch of a global, digital learning platform for young people. Operating under the Generation Unlimited partnership, the Passport to Earning platform aims to address the global education crisis – currently exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – and prepare the next generation for decent work. The platform will provide young people aged 15-24 across the world with free, certified education and skills training—with content spanning across digital, foundational, role-based, and technical skills. Young people using the platform will be able to use the…

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Accenture and Microsoft collaborate to help accelerate UK’s transition to net-zero carbon emissions

Microsoft and professional services company Accenture have unveiled a five-point plan that aims to speed up the UK’s mission to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In conjunction with their joint venture, Avanade, Microsoft and Accenture will work together to help utility and energy companies transform the energy system and lower the cost of decarbonising the supply and demand of electricity in the UK. This will be underpinned by open data, artificial intelligence (AI) and a workforce equipped with digital skills. The UK is the first G7 country to legislate…

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Accenture Interactive Launches Groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence Solution to Tackle Elderly Loneliness

Accenture has released a groundbreaking new project for one of Sweden’s largest energy suppliers, Stockholm Exergi. Dubbed Memory Lane, the solution works with Google Voice Assistant and uses a unique conversational artificial intelligence which allows people, particular the elderly, to capture memorable stories for future generations while also providing companionship. Memory Lane is being used by Accenture Interactive and Stockholm Exergi to address the challenges of elderly loneliness and provide an innovative social solution. Engaging with people through a smart speaker, Memory Lane enables a conversation by inviting someone who…

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Accenture Pledges Thousands of Hours to Bring Coding to Students with ‘Hour of Code’ Activities

Accenture employees across 56 countries have pledged to complete more than 10,000 Hours of Code and lead coding tutorial sessions around the world during Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 4-10, as part of the company’s commitment to helping students around the world build computer and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. This year Accenture is leading with the talent and energy of our people, pledging more than 2,000 hours to lead or volunteer at local events in their communities, joining forces with teachers and Code.org to help students learn…

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