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  • 1. Aidmatrix Overview October 2012 Education Initiatives
  • 2. The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.• Aidmatrix is an international nonprofit sponsored by some of the world’s leading corporations; offices in USA, India & Germany.• We leverage innovative solutions from industry and apply them to the nonprofit world of humanitarian relief.• More than 40,000+ leading business, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people.
  • 3. Partners Unpacking our Partners’ potential to help those in need and create permanent change
  • 4. Humanitarian Aid Optimization: Powered by Aidmatrix Donors Lead Recipient End Relief & Suppliers Agencies AgenciesDonations Management Aid Allocation Agency Ordering• Automated • Automated communications • Automated communicationscommunications with with Donors and End Relief with Lead AgencyNonprofits Agencies of what is available • See/notified what is or what is needed• Automated tracking availableand reporting of • More Donations Accepted • On-line orderingdonations and Used/Shared with less effort for all parties
  • 5. Platforms + Modules • Planning** • Asset Registry • Online Auction • Procurement • Needs Management • Donations • Transportation • Donations Management: Management: In-Kind Management* In-Kind • Online Ordering * • Warehouse Management • Donations Management: • Warehouse • Online Ordering Transportation Management* • Fleet Management • Warehouse Management • Digital Hub • Asset Management** • Reporting • Distribution** • Digital Hub For the Feeding • Reporting America Food Banking • Digital Hub Network: · AgencyExpress® · DonorExpress® · Choice System®* Works with modules, but is not fully · Choice Mobile®integrated into platform** Future Products Coming soon
  • 6. Aidmatrix Centers Of Excellence Vision To empower 10,000 people to transform their lives and their communities through technology sector education and employment.
  • 7. About the Partners – Slovakia/Eastern Czech RepublicThe Pontis Foundation is one Aidmatrix is an international Aptech Europe is a non-profitof the largest grantmaking and nonprofit sponsored by some organization providing lifelongoperational foundations in of the world’s leading education in field ofSlovakia. We encourage corporations; offices in USA, information technologies. Weindividuals and businesses to India & Germany. offer long-term IT trainingstake responsibility for those in from 3 months to 2 years.need and for the world around We leverage innovativethem. solutions from industry and Aptech Europe trainingThe Pontis Foundation apply them to the nonprofit portfolio also includes short-undertakes programming in world. term courses on corethree basic areas: technologies, widely used• strengthening of the NGOs applications, soft skills and Aidmatrix has launched its customized programs for• corporate philanthropy andcorporate social responsibility Global Centers of Excellence companies, governments, and program, with Slovakia serving individuals.• democratization anddevelopment abroad as one of the founding sites. Initial funding provided by AT&T
  • 8. Key ComponentsRight Students Recruited Students Trained in Quality Curriculum Demanded by Companies Students Hired by Best Companies 8
  • 9. Initial Program Content• Program Time – Two-Year Track– Trimesters, part-time effort – One-Year Track – Coupled with University Education – 12-16 Weeks, Core Education• Curriculum Components – Core Curriculum – Advanced Curriculum (Focus Areas) – Mentoring/Corporate Exposure• Enablement Lifecycle Management – Recruiting, Evaluation, Counseling, Placement, Alumni Support 9
  • 10. Current Phase/Funding: Assessment & Pilot• Current Phase Scope – Perform Analysis – Eastern Czech Republic/Slovakia, India, USA – Perform Course/Overall Program Design – Build Partner Engagement Model (Slovakia) – Launch Prototype of Class (Slovakia)• Current Results – Demand exceeding plan – Corporations “want it now” – Specifying Locations – Piloting Donated Assets Globally Now/ Additional Pledges of support
  • 11. Thank You Keith Thode Chief Operating Officer The Aidmatrix Foundation +1 (972) 869-8167Keith_Thode@aidmatrix.org
  • 12. Timeline Months 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Pilot Pre-Planning Pilot Kickoff Concept Interviews Curriculum Design Program Recruitment Pilot Class Collect Results
  • 13. Accenture OpenEducation PilotBriefing for Participating NGOsOctober/November 2012
  • 14. What is Accenture Open Education?Accenture Open Education will create a path for peoplewith an interest in and aptitude for IT to learn from worldclass, online training and earn a certification which opensdoors to meaningful career opportunities.Accenture Open Education is an open access, online training program aimed atgiving students and recent graduates the skills and knowledge they require to besuccessful as entry level IT professionals in companies such as Accenture.The program is co-created with one of the world’s leading technology institutions,the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and provides training intechnology and professional development skills required for employment.The training program prepares candidates for the industry relevant SoftwareDeveloper certification, offered through SPACES (Software ProfessionalAccreditation and Certification Examination Services), an affiliate of CarnegieMellon University.Individuals who complete the training, earn the Software Developer Certification,and meet our basic recruiting criteria gain a “ticket” into Accenture’s recruitingprocess, or may choose to apply to other companies. Copyright © 2012 Accenture All rights reserved. 14
  • 15. Curriculum Summary Covers the fundamentals of computing – modules include History ofComputing Computers, The Internet, Computing in the Business World, Computer Programming Landscape. Computer Teaches the theoretical framework for computer science together with Science practical, interactive exercises in programming, using Javascript. This course is designed and developed by faculty members from the MIT School of Engineering. Software Modules include Introduction to Software, Intro to the Software DevelopmentEngineering Model and Process, Plan & Analyze, Design & Build, Test, and Maintain.Professional Wide range of courses including Communicating for Results, Being anDevelopment Effective Team Member, Professional Presence, Networking and Staying Connected, Time Management, Problem Solving and Dealing with Change. Includes modules on Careers in the IT Industry, How to Get the Job You Want Career and Careers in Accenture English World class training in English language (reading, writing, listening and Language speaking) provided by English First, one of the global leaders in the provision of English training. Copyright © 2012 Accenture All 15 rights reserved.
  • 16. Program Structure: Summary View Computer Software Professional English Computing Development Career Language Science Engineering Assessment Assessment Assessment Assessment Training Training Training Training Training Training Completion Completion Completion Completion Software Developer CertificationSPACES (Software Professional Accreditation and Certification Examination Services), an affiliate Future of Carnegie Mellon University Entry to Accenture’s Future Copyright © 2012 Recruiting Process Accenture All rights 16
  • 17. Accenture Open Education: Benefits toStudentsWhy would a student decide to take the AccentureOpen Education?• High quality training, created and endorsed by both academic and industry experts, covering the technical and professional skills relevant to entry level IT roles across the IT industry.• Help in understanding the careers opportunities available in the IT industry and how to be successful in finding a job.• Eventually students will be able to go on to take the Software Developer Certification: earn recognition for knowledge and skills gained via an externally relevant certification which will help them in the job search process with multiple IT companies. Not Presently Available. Copyright © 2012 Accenture All 17 rights reserved.
  • 18. Accenture Open Education Program PilotAccenture is piloting the full program with a select groupof participants between Nov 2012 and April 2013.• Accenture is offering the opportunity to take the training curriculum and take the certification to a select group of students across 8 countries• Participants will be asked to take the 4 core training modules (Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Professional Development) and provide feedback to Accenture on the course content and the online platform. Participants may also take training in the 2 optional modules (Careers and English Language).• Participants will be asked to take an online assessment at the end of each of the 4 core training modules.• Participants who pass the online assessments will have the option to take the Software Developer Certification exam, likely to take place either on college or Accenture premises locally, however, in the pilot phase this will be limited to participants in India, the Philippines, South Africa and Mauritius. Full roll out of the exam will take place sometime after the pilot. Copyright © 2012 Accenture All 18 rights reserved.
  • 19. What will pilot participants be asked to do?In return for the opportunity to participate in this pilotand be part of the very first batch of people to take thetraining, we ask participants to commit to the following.• Complete the training for the 4 core modules - Computing, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Professional Development. The estimated time to complete all training content is 240 hours; this assumes that a participant goes through every module and completes all recommended reading and offline exercises.• Complete a short feedback survey at the end of every course, and a more detailed survey at the end of the training program, to let us know how you found the course content and the online platform.• Participants will have from 15 November to 30 April to complete the training.• In terms of equipment, all you need is access to a PC and an internet connection. Content may also be copied from Aptech Europe via USB Drive (~500 MB). Copyright © 2012 Accenture All 19 rights reserved.
  • 20. Aidmatrix COE/ Accenture Open EducationNext Program Steps• Student Survey• Register for Accenture Open Education – Registration Deadline: October 31 – Please provide • E-mail address • Motivation Letter – Send Responses to: Jobs@aptech-europe.com 20
  • 21. Thank You Keith Thode Chief Operating Officer The Aidmatrix Foundation +1 (972) 869-8167Keith_Thode@aidmatrix.org