Accenture said it has invested US$841 million on the training and professional development of its people in fiscal 2015.
The company also spent 15 million hours to train people, at an average of more than 40 hours per employee.
“Digital is key to learning at Accenture, and we continue to invest in the latest digital technologies to deliver highly relevant training to our people – quickly and at the point of need – to ensure that we are bringing our clients the end-to-end capabilities and outcomes that only Accenture can deliver,” said Pierre Nanterre, Accenture’s chairman and CEO.
Accenture provided training through its Connected Learning program, which is a blend of classroom-based training and a digital learning environment.
The program links the company’s employees to professional content and world-class experts from inside and outside Accenture.
The Accenture Connected Learning comprises more than 50 connected classrooms, 24,000 online courses and 900 learning boards and five regional learning centers – Bangalore, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; London, England; Madrid, Spain; and St. Charles, Illinois (outside Chicago) in the United States. Moreover, the program includes more than 100 professional communities.
Since its introduction at the start of fiscal 2015, Accenture said, its Connected Learning has enabled the company to develop specialized skills required to quickly respond to changing business requirements faster than ever before.