Accenture Teams with Joint Base San Antonio Career Skills Program to Help Transition Service Members to Civilian Employment

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Company’s recent $100,000 grant to training program further demonstrates
commitment to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans and military spouses by 2020

SAN ANTONIO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture
Federal Services
 (AFS) is partnering with the 502d Air Base Wing
Career Skills Program (CSP) at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) to help
prepare soldiers for the transition from military to civilian employment.

The CSP, launched nationally in 2015 as part of the JBSA Transition
Program, provides credentialing, training, apprenticeships and
internships to active-duty service members who will soon be leaving
military service. AFS will offer these men and women apprenticeships, on-the-job
training
, job shadowing and employment skills training, with the
goal of helping them gain employment in the civilian sector – including
at Accenture.

Additionally, as part of its Skills to Succeed initiative – which is
equipping more than 3 million people around the world with the skills to
get a job or build a business – Accenture recently made a $100,000 grant
to NS2 Serves, a nonprofit founded by SAP National Security Services
Inc. The NS2 program trains veterans for high-tech careers at no charge,
which will help Accenture expand its hiring of veterans. Graduates of
NS2 Serves earn a “Certified SAP Associate” status – a globally
recognized certification that is highly valuable in many career paths.

AFS is actively hiring veterans at its San Antonio Technology and
Innovation Center, including a number NS2 Serves program graduates in
addition to many who have already received IT skills training by
Accenture.

“Military veterans have the leadership, discipline and teamwork skills
we look for and are an excellent fit with the important work we do for
our federal government clients,” said David
Moskovitz
, Accenture Federal Services chief executive. “Our
continued investments in the San Antonio Technology and Innovation
Center and community create great career opportunities for people in the
region, particularly the military community. By partnering with both CSP
and NS2 Serves, we will help equip more veterans with the skills they
need to transition to the civilian workforce and secure bright futures.”

Over the past year Accenture has added 300 new jobs at its Technology
and Innovation Center in San Antonio—which is just marking its 10th
anniversary – and expects the total number of Accenture Federal Services
employees in San Antonio to reach nearly 1,300 by the end of this year.
The San Antonio Business Journal this week named Accenture to its Best
Places to Work in 2016
list.

“We are growing quickly and bringing more high-quality, career-building
jobs to San Antonio to support some of the federal government’s most
important programs,” said Ali Bokhari, director of Accenture’s
Technology and Innovation Center in San Antonio. “We’ve expanded our
tech and innovation hub here with our new building to serve even more
clients and connect into Accenture’s global innovation network.”

Accenture Federal Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture
LLP, a U.S. company, with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s
federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the
largest U.S. federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services
transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense,
intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network –
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With more than 375,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

About NS2 Serves™

NS2 Serves™ is an independent, nonprofit organization established by SAP
National Security Services, Inc. (SAP NS2®) to give back to the
community it serves – the people of the U.S. national security
community. NS2 Serves offers valuable training and employment assistance
to recent veterans who have served our country’s national security
needs. Full-time, paid participants are trained in world-class software
solutions that support U.S. national security, leading to certifications
that are valuable in many career paths in the U.S. and worldwide.
Further details on the program and instructions on how to apply for the
next round of the program are at www.NS2Serves.org.

Contacts

Accenture
Myra Oppel, + 1 703-947-1268
+ 1 603-667-7746
(mobile)
myra.oppel@accenture.com