Accenture and Save the Children Help Youth Envision New Careers

Together, we developed and are testing Better Careers Through Extended Reality (BecaXR)—an augmented and virtual reality tool that helps students and out-of-school youth visualize potential career paths.
Nov 4, 2019 8:15 AM ET
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Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative focuses our expertise in growing talent to address the global need to close skills gaps and prepare individuals to get a job or build a business.

With nonprofit Save the Children, a Skills to Succeed partner, we developed BecaXR, an immersive mobile phone application that allows young job seekers to see—and prepare for—better careers.

BecaXR is designed for use during employability training in vocational schools, community centers and workplaces. The application allows young people to envision new careers, using 360-degree video to immerse themselves in typical workplaces, and helps them practice key communication skills and build public speaking confidence through life-like virtual reality simulations. BecaXR is now in pilot in Vietnam, and we aim to expand it to additional geographies, offering career counseling, job linkage and information on vocational career paths. To learn more, please visit Accenture.com.

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