Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) has contributed more than $2.5 million as part of its joint efforts with the Institute of Veterans to help provide training and employment support to military veterans.
The $2.5 million will be used towards expanding the Onward to Opportunity-Veteran Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP) which has so far proven to be successful. The program offers comprehensive training as well as transitional employment and certification to veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members. The program has been working towards solving one of the major problems that veterans face and that is finding sustainable employment. Making the transition to military life to civilian life can be quite challenging and Accenture is devoted towards making this transition easier.
“The experience and attributes of military men, women and their spouses, including leadership, adaptability, and resiliency, are critical to the work we deliver for our clients,” stated Julie Sweet, the CEO of Accenture’s division in North America.
Sweet also pointed out that Accenture’s partnership with IVMF is proof of their joint commitment towards making it possible for veterans and their families to thrive and succeed in civilian life. Their partnership will work towards closing the gap between private sector careers and military experience.
Dr. Mike Haynie, IVMF’s Executive Director and Vice Chancellor for innovation and Strategic Initiatives stated that his organization’s partnership with Accenture has been a major driver of success for IVMF. He also added that the company’s commitment and contributions towards making a significant impact on the lives of veterans and their families have also helped to push the program forward.
Dr. Haynie noted that the partnership between IVMF and Accenture is a good example of the positive impact that can be derived when the private sector and the non-private sector work together. Their joint efforts have especially towards acknowledging those that have worked towards helping the men and women that have served in the military because the country owes them a great debt for their service. The recent contribution by Accenture in support of IVMF brings its total contribution since 2011 to $4 million.
Accenture stock closed the latest trading session on Friday at $143.89.