Success Story: Accenture – Understanding Soft Skills


On August 21st, through the generous funding support of Accenture, EARN hosted a panel discussion about soft skills in the workplace targeted to youth jobseekers with disabilities.

We often hear that youth are obtaining the required education and skills needed to enter the labour market, but they can lack the soft skills that employers need in the workplace. The goal of the workshop was to help youth jobseekers with disabilities understand what soft skills are, and what they look like in the workplace.

EARN was grateful to have had the following EARN employer partners take part in the panel discussion:

  • Andree Kaspardlov, The Ottawa Hospital
  • Debbie Orme-Rego, United Way East Ontario
  • Julia Haynes, Payments Canada
  • Marlene Conceicao, Bank of Montreal
  • Mufeed Ibsais, Accenture

The session consisted of a facilitated discussion followed by Q&A and then networking between our panelists and jobseekers.

EARN would like to once again thank Accenture for their continued support of the initiative. This event is only one example of how they engage in creating a more inclusive and accessible labour market in our community.

Accenture provides services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. A Fortune Global 500 company, it serves 200 cities in 120 counties. To learn more about Accenture, please visit their website at

Interested in hosting a similar workshop? Feel free to connect with the team at EARN to learn more!

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