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Refugees Gain Automation Skills in Global Gateway Program

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The pilot partnership aims to address the global refugee crisis with 100 million digital workers.

Automation Anywhere, the leader in intelligent automation solutions that put artificial intelligence (AI) to work across every aspect of an organization, announced the launch of a Global Gateway Program with Robo Co-Op to empower refugees with digital skills and expand job inclusion opportunities for digital career development.

“At Automation Anywhere, it’s our mission to make the future of work more diverse and inclusive,” said Neeti Mehta Shulka, Co-founder and Social Impact Officer at Automation Anywhere. “Our ambitious goal in partnering with Robo Co-op to create 100,000 job opportunities for refugees and simultaneously upskill refugees over the next three years is a testament to our commitment to addressing the immediate challenges of displacement and empowering individuals with the skills and opportunities crucial for long-term success.”

Robo Co-op is a refugee-led cooperative with a focus on digital inclusion and the creation of job inclusion opportunities for refugees through digital impact sourcing. In partnership with Automation Anywhere, the organization aims to bridge the gap between the 100 million refugees globally and the growing demand for 100 million digital workers. As the global job market undergoes significant transformation with a continued need for improved productivity, the Global Gateway Program offers refugees reskilling and upskilling opportunities fit for the age of intelligent automation.

“Through our ecosystem for digital impact sourcing and Automation Anywhere’s accessible product portfolio, we’re providing career opportunities for refugees, regardless of their background, to contribute to the digital economy,” said Jintae Kim, Founder of Robo Co-op. “With the success of our Global Gateway program, our organization can expand to support more members while companies like Automation Anywhere can provide more job inclusion opportunities across the globe.”  

The Global Gateway Program provides a curriculum to teach automation skills and a social impact scholarship program offering courses and certificates by Automation Anywhere. Automation Anywhere intends to provide on-the-job training (OJT) opportunities through test automation of new Automation Anywhere features, unlocking new opportunities for refugees to showcase their professional skills, such as delivering high-quality software assurance.

The newly piloted program, already extending beyond borders, accelerates both social mobility and global mobility, helping refugees improve their socioeconomic status with digital skills and giving them additional freedom of mobility to live anywhere they want with remote work opportunities.

Robo Co-Op aims to create 100,000 job inclusion opportunities for refugees, ultimately improving job retention rates, increasing incomes, and boosting the overall well-being of the refugee community. Automation Anywhere and Robo Co-Op’s shared goal for the Global Gateway Program is to upskill 100 refugees over the next three years.

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