The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Adecco Group extend their agreement to deliver the IPC Athlete Career Programme for an additional eight-year term
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today expressed its firm commitment to the IPC Athlete Career Programme (IPC ACP) by agreeing to an eight-year extension of its cooperation agreement with the Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of Human Resources solutions.
Adecco Group CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire
The signing, which took place in London during the Paralympic Games, was attended by IPC President, Sir Philip Craven and Adecco Group CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire.
Launched in 2007, the IPC ACP coaches and trains elite Paralympic athletes around the world to successfully make the transition from elite sport to a new career. The ACP also raises awareness within the business community of the unique value that Paralympic athletes can bring to the world of work: transferable skills and exceptionally strong personal traits.
Including athletes and people with a disability in the workplace
Adecco has been working with the IPC to expand the current programme from training and placement to an additional pillar focused on inclusion. It fosters a dialogue between business, non-profit organisations and governments on the importance of including athletes and people with a disability in the workplace, creating greater diversity for the benefit of all involved.