A new campaign from Opportunity@Work and the Ad Council encourages companies to look beyond the four-year degree requirement. Tearing the paper ceiling can open up opportunity for STARs, people who are Skilled Through Alternative Routes.
Wendy Myers Cambor, managing director, North America future talent for Accenture, says her own company is supporting and hiring STARs is through its apprenticeship program. “We believe in being bold and we believe that metrics drive accountability. We have set a public goal for ourselves to have our entry level talent come from alternative resource backgrounds.”
Myers Cambor adds, “It’s important that we recognize candidates and employees who may be skilled through alternative routes. It’s important to identify them, skill them, provide opportunities for them, and support them in growing their careers.”