Accenture launches global tech learning platform LearnVantage

06 March 2024 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read
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Accenture has launched LearnVantage, a new learning and training platform that helps its clients with upskilling their people in technology, data and artificial intelligence.

Launched in the United States, with roll out to take place worldwide, LearnVantage offers learning programs, trainings, e-learnings, and certifications to help companies meet rising demand for technology skills.

The platform comes in response to large skills shortages in IT and technology, with over half of executives worldwide telling Accenture in a recent survey that they are starting to see negative impacts from the talent and skills crunch.

Accenture launches global tech learning platform LearnVantage

LearnVantage hosts learning content in English, Arabic, Korean and Spanish, with further languages expected to be rolled out. The platform will work together with other learning partners, such as Coursera, Workera and Skillsoft.

To scale LearnVantage, Accenture will invest $1 billion over three years and acquire companies to build out the platform. The inaugural deal (Udacity in the US) has already been closed.

“We are passionate about helping our clients become ‘talent creators’ – with people at the center of their reinvention using technology, data and AI – and a critical part of that is investing in industry-specific training and technology skills development,” said Julie Sweet, Chair and CEO of Accenture.

“We are scaling Accenture’s deep capabilities as a world-class learning organization to help our clients meet their business growth objectives and enable their people to develop the relevant skills they need to make the most of the opportunities that technological change is bringing.”

Practising what it preaches, Accenture has been investing in the skills development of its own people for decades. Last year, Accenture invested more than $1 billion to support learning and training for its more than 700,000 people globally, delivering approximately 40 million training hours.

The company has already trained more than 600,000 of its people in the fundamentals of AI, and this year the company is rolling out specialized technology training to 250,000 digital-focused professionals.

“LearnVantage will help our clients not only advance their business goals but also help their people build the skills they will need for the next waves of technology change,” said Kishore Durg, Global Lead of LearnVantage