Global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have launched a new $125 million dollar initiative that will help 25,000 Black and Latinx college students prepare for the workforce.
The firm’s Access Your Potential Programme will give students digital readiness; training and up-skilling; and mentorship opportunities to help them begin long-term careers.
PwC U.S. Chair Tim Ryan told Washington Post: “We need the next generation of workers coming into this workplace, we need to do everything we can to position them for success. We are targeting Black and Latinx college students with what we call, Access Your Potential – it’s a $125 million dollar commitment to help them become better professionals and position them for success in the workplace, focusing on digital skills, inclusion skills, and the like. And we look to hire 10,000 of those 25,000 people.”
Their plan to hire 10,000 Black and Latinx college students by 2026 will increase employee representation and corporate diversity.