Professional services company Accenture (in the Philippines) continues to provide a free online learning program for young jobseekers in the Philippines through Skills to Succeed Academy (S2S Academy). The program offers free online learning courses on soft skills and confidence-building, which have become essentials in today’s work environment.
Over 100 interactive, bitesize modules such as “How To Identify Transferable Skills,” “Create A Great Resume,” “Stand Out In An Interview,” and “Build A Professional Online Presence” are available for interested learners.
“Talent upskilling has always been a focus for Accenture Philippines,” said Lito Tayag, country managing director, Accenture Philippines. “We believe in the importance of equipping Filipino talent with the right skills through technology-enablement programs like the S2S Academy.”
Learners will be presented with real-life work scenarios to help them gain knowledge on how to deal with situations in the workplace. There are lessons that will allow learners understand strategies for managing emotions, coping with stress, and communicating effectively, which are key elements of working with others.
There is an online pre-assessment that generates a personalized learning curriculum based on the learner’s needs.
According to Accenture, S2S Academy has enabled more than 100,000 learners over the course of four years since it was established. Learners within the age range of 18-24, most of them job seekers, have availed themselves of the free learning program.
“Building the soft skills and confidence of the workforce is equally essential as supporting their technical training,” said Rudy Guiao, Corporate Citizenship Executive Sponsor, Accenture Philippines. “The S2S Academy is a key initiative that allows Accenture Philippines and our partners to equip young job seekers in the Philippines in both aspects to level up their employability and gain better career opportunities for a brighter future.”
In 2018, Accenture teamed up with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and several NGOs such as Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development, Inc. (FIT-ED), and Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development (Bayan Academy) and launched S2S Academy in the Philippines.
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