TALENT MANAGEMENT

Randstad US Launched New Training Program to Skill Diverse and Untapped Workers

Randstad | February 01, 2021

On Jan. 25, Randstad US has announced the launch of a world-class training program. The program is called TRANSCEND, designed to drive systematic change in diverse and untapped workers. Randstad US says the goal of the program is to build pipelines for the diverse talent required in today’s in-demand jobs that are partnered with the National Urban League to help identify, screen, and train participants. The course will cover a wide of topics including; financial services, career readiness, non-clinical services, technology, business acumen, and account management. According to the announcement, the program will be offered at no cost to the participants.

Karen Fichuk, CEO of Randstad North America and Community Impact Director for the TRANSCEND program, said, “The TRANSCEND program is yet another step in our goal to reskill 40,000 American workers and to provide additional resources to impact economic equity for diverse populations. We are seeing that workers are committed to learning new skills to stay competitive in the labor market and we think that every community should have the opportunity to rise to the challenge and solidify their career goals”.

To fill the digital skills gap issue for employers, Randstad US has also partnered with Udemy, Inc. to upskilling tech roles and skills such as AI, ML, Cloud, Python, and Amazon Web Services. It’s believed that employers play a key role in employee development to help meet this gap. Several tech giants such as Microsoft and Google have launched initiatives similar to Randstad's.

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