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Education and skills

Providing young people with access to opportunities to fulfil their aspirations and potential

Since 2009, member firms have directed over US$ 130 million in pro bono services, volunteer time, and cash or in-kind giving to education and skills programs.

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Deloitte's global member firm network invests  in programs that unlock the potential of young people and enable them to acquire the skills they need for work and life. By 2015, our education and skills programs will reach more than 1 million young people around the world.

 

Deloitte member firms focus on providing access to opportunities that support young people to fulfil their aspirations and potential as individuals, within their community, and in today’s globalized society. Through innovative education and skills programs in 25 member firms, Deloitte people apply their skills and experience to supporting underserved young people: teaching workshops and courses and serving as mentors to help them achieve their ambitions. Deloitte member firms are collaborating across borders, launching multi-country programs, and sharing leading practices with one another.

 

Our focus is on collaborating with high-impact programs and continually assessing the results we are helping those programs achieve. By effectively tracking our impact, we identify the challenges faced, envision solutions, and provide support where we can make the greatest difference.

"In 2012, the increasing gap between the skills young people have and the skills that employers need contributed to an unemployment rate of 17 percent among 15- to 24-year-old OECD country residents. Tackling chronic youth unemployment and underemployment will require structural changes in formal education and new approaches to on-the-job training and mentorship."

Deloitte Global Report 2012

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