Empowering lifelong learners

In FY23, we have directly supported over 1300 young people through our various lifelong learning mentoring, workshops, and digital inclusion programs.  

Our Lifelong Learning Action Plan FY22-26 sets out three goals for a more equitable future as we aim to reach over 11,000 young people:

  1. Empower young people with future-fit skills
  2. Increase digital literacy, safety and inclusion in under-served schools and communities
  3. Support lifelong learning organisations to grow and scale their impact through our pro bono program

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainability Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) Quality Education
Sustainability Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) Decent work and economic growth
Sustainability Development Goal 10 (SDG 10) Reduced Inequalities

Connecting with students through ABCN

KPMG is a founding partner of the Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) since 2005. Through ABCN, we connect our people with students from low socio-economic backgrounds to provide workplace-based mentoring programs that develop students’ confidence, skills and aspirations vital for thriving in the workplace for the future.

In FY23, more than 200 KPMG people contributed their time as ABCN mentors and volunteers, to help shape and guide the futures of 631 students.

Laptops for Lifelong Learning

The KPMG Australia Laptops for Lifelong Learning program, in collaboration with WorkVentures, was launched in February 2022 to help increase digital inclusion with a target of donating 1000 refurbished laptops by the end of June 2026. 

Since then, the firm and our people have raised funds to support 609 digitally excluded high school students within the ABCN and Jawun networks with a refurbished laptop and personalised technical support from WorkVentures. 

Students who are digitally excluded may require more time completing homework and assignments, putting them at risk of falling behind at school.

  • 97% of student laptop recipients surveyed indicated that their new laptop supported them in completing their homework and assignments.
  • 83.1% of student laptop recipients surveyed experienced an improvement in their grades they felt they could attribute to their laptop. 

IT’s Her Future

KPMG Australia’s IT’s Her Future program is tackling gender diversity in technology at KPMG and within local communities. 

IT’s Her Future – Women in Tech Insights Program – aims to give university students a chance to gain hands-on experience and exposure to the broad spectrum of tech roles available at KPMG Australia. Participants are exposed to a variety of workshops presentations and panel sessions designed to boost their knowledge and skills and allow them to collaborate in a fun environment.

As part of IT’s Her Future, we have recognised the need to show young women what a career in Technology could look like. We have initiated the Juniors program with the ambition of inspiring and empowering them to consider Technology in the future.

Download KPMG's LifeLong Learning action plan

Lifelong Learning Action Plan

Lifelong learning opportunities for a more equitable future.

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