Adecco Continue Agreement with Italian National Paralympic Committee

By iSportconnect | June 25, 2014

Adecco and the Italian National Paralympic Committee (CIP) have signed a new agreement that will see the recruitment specialist continue to develop the Athlete Career Programme up until 2020.

The programme is designed to support athletes in education, clinic life skills, employment and making the transition from sport into work.

The agreement should involve 100 athletes over the next five years through interviews, guidance and integration.

CIP President Luca Prancalli was delighted with the agreement and said: “I have always imagined for Paralympic athletes, a path that could lead them by the hand to the world of work.

“The meeting with Adecco allows the CIP and our athletes to have a unique opportunity with a number of qualified professionals who would probably have been inaccessible without this prestigious partnership.

“Adecco has the necessary know-how; our athletes the passion and determination to reach each goal.

“I am sure that this agreement will be even more significant than in the past.”

The Athlete Career Programme has been delivered by Adecco since 2005 and is now being used in more than 30 countries, with the help of National Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

Adecco Italy chief executive Federico Vione commented: “Today, soft skills, i.e. all those soft skills such as flexibility, strength of will, ability to work in teams and problem solving, are among the top criteria for selecting the people that the companies will then decide to invest in training.

“The collaboration with the Italian Paralympic Committee, as well as the one with the Olympic Committee, intends to be a side offer for athletes [to have] the best opportunities for professional growth by helping to enhance the skills and competencies developed during their playing career.”