Rachida Belsifar, Apprentice
Name of Program:
Accenture’s Chicago Apprenticeship Program
City Colleges of Chicago
Brief Overview of your Program:
Accenture has paid apprenticeships that provide work experience, skills development and technical education in a program that’s tailored to the needs of local communities. In Chicago, Accenture recruits apprentices pursuing associate’s degrees to take part in a one-year program to develop skills and proficiency in high-demand fields, such as IT and cybersecurity, providing on-the-job learning, mentoring and potentially an offer of full-time employment at the end of it.
What are the goals for your participation in this program?
I hope to learn as much as possible, expand my responsibilities and be part of a team. I look forward to continuing to build on my market-relevant skills.
What have you found to be the largest benefit of your apprenticeship program?
My apprenticeship is providing hands-on work experience and an opportunity to learn new technologies, develop my skills, and advance my professional career. In addition, I feel supported and comfortable in my work environment with being part development trainings, taking on responsibility, people asking for my input in all areas of involvement and being included in social and fun activities around the workplace.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The apprenticeship program is a great opportunity to build on what I learned at City Colleges as I enter the workforce and gain on-the-job experience.
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