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Accenture Awards Grant to Merivis To Provide Salesforce Training To Military Veterans

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Accenture and Accenture Federal Services (AFS), an Accenture subsidiary, have awarded a $100,000 grant to Merivis, an Austin, Texas-based veterans service nonprofit, to provide Salesforce training to support U.S. military veterans and spouses.

With the grants, including pro-bono technology support, Merivis can expand its training to San Antonio and support approximately 75 veterans in the Merivis Salesforce five-week training program, preparing them to become certified Salesforce administrators and for the transition to the civilian workforce.

The training program combines content from Trailhead, the free online learning platform from Salesforce, with personalized assignments for every student, and includes personal training, webinars, and professional development training.

Merivis training teaches veterans how to automate project workflows and maintain Salesforce integration throughout the organization.

Kate Perez, co-founder and executive director of Merivis, said: “The training will equip veterans with critical skills to transition into in-demand technology jobs. This new grant supports our efforts to address rising unemployment and its impact on the veteran community by providing financial support to expand to San Antonio and continue our training programs. We look forward to continuing our mission to transform the careers of veterans and military spouses in partnership with Accenture and Accenture Federal Services.

Ann Weeby, head of Salesforce Military, commented: “At Salesforce, we know that veterans and military spouses offer unique skills that make them exemplary employees. With our corporate commitment to match the Merivis grant, we are upskilling and re-skilling the veteran community with new high-demand technical skills and the support to meaningful land employment. A win-win for the employers and veterans.”

Along with the grant, Accenture provides pro-bono advisory and technology support to increase program outreach and establish capabilities to help Merivis craft a more robust virtual community for veterans and engage the broader veteran community.

Ben Peavy, managing director of AFS’ San Antonio Advanced Technology Center, said: 

The additional pro bono support will help Merivis alumni, volunteers, and staff connect and provide support and resources to their extended community as they navigate today’s virtual environment.”

Accenture has been a Merivis partner for several years. The company provides ongoing financial support, recruits employees to serve as program volunteers, organizes internal employee giving campaigns, and hires Merivis graduates. 


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