Professional services company Accenture is launching an apprenticeship program and workforce center in the city of St. Louis and its surrounding neighborhoods that will focus on helping to train and upskill their community's talent pools throughout the region. The one-year program will provide participants with a salary as well as on-the-job training and professional learning and development as well as the potential to continue on at the company upon the completion of their program. Entry into the program will be handled through a partnership with the St. Louis County and Family, and Workforce Centers of America and will focus on training diverse and underserved communities, people who are looking for a second career, as well as veterans and military spouses.
“Missouri is a national leader in apprenticeships, and we are happy to see Accenture Federal Services launching its very own apprenticeship program right here in the St. Louis area. This will provide hundreds of Missourians with the opportunity to gain a new skill and a good-paying job in our growing technology industry. We look forward to AFS’s continued success in Missouri.
Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri
The new St. Louis Advanced Technology Center will be a part of the new national network of United States-based innovation and technology centers. These centers will put their efforts towards helping their clients deliver, scale, and run complex solutions while staying at the forefront of innovation with the latest digital, cloud, automation, artificial intelligence, and cyber technologies. Their plan is to recruit around 30 to 40 apprentices training each year. Thanks to a collective of innovative local partnerships, Accenture Federal Services’ apprenticeship programs will be designed with Missouri’s workforce in mind and will be determined to bring new jobs to St. Louis County.