The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has temporarily suspended operations at the large automotive plant where Peter Akumbobe Akumbobe, an Adecco Associate since 2018, is employed. During this unexpected down time, he’s taking advantage of the Adecco Academy, a free online training resource for Adecco associates. He’s gaining new skills to better prepare him for the future of the automotive industry. Here’s his story.
Tell us about how you got involved with Adecco.
In 2018, I was working at a hotel in the housekeeping department, and was looking to do something different. I came across an online ad for Adecco, and was drawn to the great benefits the company had to offer. I reached out to them, interviewed for a role at an automotive plant, and got the job.
How did you hear about the Adecco Academy?
I saw a sign promoting the Adecco Academy at the automotive plant, and decided to look into it online. I was pleased to see that it’s an accredited training program powered by Penn Foster. It felt like an unbelievable opportunity just landed at my doorstep. Now, while I wait to return to work, I’m able to not only be productive, but also do something to better myself and my career.
What made you decide to participate?
There are so many reasons! First of all, it’s free, so there was no risk. Second, it’s online so it’s really easy to access. And, third, because it’s on-demand, I can go at my pace. These are trying times for everyone, and having access to a flexible program like this can work for anyone, no matter what situation they’re in.
Adecco Academy offers a number of programs, why did you choose to enroll in the Electronic Technician course?
Electric vehicles are becoming more mainstream, and are really the future of the automotive industry. In taking this course, I will be exposed to the growing world of electronics. Thanks to Adecco Academy, my career path is bright and I’m looking ahead to what will make me more valuable and employable in the future.
What has it meant to you to have the opportunity to participate in the Adecco Academy?
I think it says a lot about Adecco that they’ve put this program in place that’s solely committed to bettering their associates. They’re really investing in their people, and I’m proud to be one of them.
Future-proofing Your Career Through the Adecco Academy
While the COVID-19 pandemic has created some uncertain times for all of us, Adecco is committed to helping our associates weather these times to come back even better and stronger than before. The Adecco Academy is a way for us to assure our associates and clients that we’re all in this together. We all play a role in rebuilding our businesses, one person at a time.