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Accenture Trains for Civilian Careers Through Workshops; Ed Meehan Comments

Ed Meehan
Ed Meehan

Accenture Federal Services has wrapped up 19 workshops under a consulting contract with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, aiming to train nearly 500,000 veterans and their spouses for civilian employment.

The four-hour workshops include networking, personal branding, resume writing and interviewing skills with goals to prepare for approximately 100 job fairs over the next 12 months across the country, Accenture said Monday.

Training workers for Accenture will attend job fairs in Kingsport, Tenn; Ogden, Utah; Fort Belvoir, Va. and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

“Accenture is committed to supporting veterans as they transition from the military to the civilian workforce by providing skills translation and training opportunities that improve direct access to jobs,” said Ed Meehan, Accenture’s head for federal civilian agencies programs.

The company’s veterans executive advisory croup, comprising of Accenture executives and former military officers, will supervise the trainers to ensure the training meets the veterans’ needs.

The workshops have helped 370 veterans to date, Accenture said.

Accenture has also launched the USO Institute for Veterans and Military Families and American Corporate Partners one-on-one mentoring programs designed to hone the veterans’ skills.

Recently, the company kicked off the Accenture Military Career Coach to help former military servicemen enter civilian careers through online instructional materials.

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