2017 was a landmark year for the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP), with over 2,000 athletes attending 51 Outreach workshops across 36 different countries. This year, the programme is being expanded again alongside the launch of Athlete365.
Learning from experts
The programme, which is delivered in cooperation with The Adecco Group, helps elite athletes succeed on and off the field of play, providing vital skills and understanding to help them prepare for a post-sport career. The workshops offer advice on planning for the future and making the most of transferable skills, as well as practical guidance on networking, interviewing and CV writing.
The ACP Outreach workshops have reached more than 8,300 athletes since they were first held in 2007, and 2018 could be your opportunity to benefit from these dynamic and hands-on sessions delivered by Olympians and employment experts.
“I learned a lot about myself, and what kind of jobs I would like,” Estonian cyclist Carol Kuuskman said of the workshop. “It was very helpful, and I improved my social skills.”
Whether you’re a young competitor or have already retired, the ACP can help you prepare to transition confidently into your dream job and excel in the workplace. Typically hosted over one or two days, Outreach workshops are scheduled to take place in over 25 countries covering the five continents, including Kenya and Zimbabwe in the coming months. Check here for the latest Outreach workshops schedule.
The IOC, in line with the IOC Athletes’ Commission and ACP strategies, is expanding the network of certified ACP Outreach educators within National Olympic Committees, International Federations and other Olympic Movement organisations to make the programme available to more athletes.