By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
Usher’s New Look, a non-profit organization founded by Usher Raymond IV, today announced their partnership with Accenture to help New Look reach its goal of training and certifying 50,000 youth as global leaders. The effort reflects Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative.
Through the iLEAD platform, New Look will be able to better track the progress of enrolled students. It will also support developing leaders in schools, raising graduation rates and preparing youth for college and career readiness.The platform will align with national public school, career training and development standards.
“Supporting Usher’s New Look reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed, as well as our belief that technology is a powerful driver of education, training and skills,” said Jorge Benitez, Chief Executive, United States and Managing Director, North America for Accenture. ”We share New Look’s commitment to making a significant, lasting impact on the long-term economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities around the world.”
For more information on Usher’s New Look, please visit www.ushersnewlook.org. For more information on Accenture and Skills to Succeed, please visit Skills to Succeed.