RPA took a high-profile role in a White House initiative committed to the notion of arming American workers with the skills they need to thrive in an evolving employment environment. The Pledge to American Workers is a call by the Trump administration for U.S. companies to create millions of education and training opportunities for workers over the next five years.
UiPath signed the pledge this week, committing to train 750,000 Americans to develop their skills and for possible careers in robotic process automation by 2024.
“Business automation will have far-reaching impacts on the way we work, and we believe we have an obligation to America and the rest of the world to support the future of work,” said Daniel Dines, UiPath CEO and co-founder. “One way we’re doing that is through the UiPath Academy, Academic Alliance and Automation Ready programs, venues to democratize RPA and make RPA education and training available to anyone with the ambition to pursue it. We have pledged 80 percent of all the trainings committed to Pledge to America’s Workers, showing our dedication to helping Americans flourish in the ‘automation first’ era. We are proud to sign this pledge.”
More than 200 companies have committed to training opportunities for workers including Amazon, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson and Salesforce.