JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adecco Group U.S. Foundation was honored with a 2020 American Staffing Association Elevate Award. This national awards program recognizes the most innovative and effective work-based learning programs to train, upskill and reskill temporary and contract employees.
The Foundation received the award for its Adecco Academy, which launched in 2019 in partnership with talent development leader Penn Foster. The program provides free online education opportunities to middle-skill workers and solves for some of the nation's most prevalent skills gaps.
"This recognition is a testament to the drive and dedication of thousands of learners who have grown their skills through the Academy," said Joyce Russell, president of the Foundation. "We're on a mission to make lifelong learning a part of every career journey, and we are so proud of our learners for investing in their potential and future success."
Since the Academy's inception, more than 4,600 workers have enrolled and gained more than 2,000 unique skills. The curriculum covers high-demand competencies, like warehousing and distribution, welding, electronic assembly basics, machine operation, call center customer service and, most recently, digital literacy and COVID-19 contact tracer courses. Upon completing a course, learners receive a certificate or digital badge to share their new skills with prospective employers—helping workers build their résumés and pursue new career opportunities.
"Even before the pandemic, it was clear that an increasingly dynamic economy would require new approaches to lifelong learning that could help workers keep pace with the changing world of work," said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. "Over the past few months, that imperative has only become more urgent – and the Adecco Group U.S. Foundation has emerged as a leader in creating upskilling pathways that will be the foundation of a more resilient, equitable workforce."
About the Adecco Group U.S. Foundation
The Adecco Group U.S. Foundation was created in 2019 to serve as a home of social value creation activities, focused on making the world of work a fairer, more accessible and better place through targeted innovation projects. Our vision is of a world where all people are enabled to reach their full potential. Our mission is to leverage our know-how, resources and partnerships to accelerate new solutions and collaboration in the field of employment and skills. Visit adeccogroupusfoundation.org for more information.
About the American Staffing Association
The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.
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