Salesforce has announced a new initiative with Deloitte to help people find jobs through a new training initiative. The pilot program is launching in Indianapolis, Indiana and will look to train 500 workers over the next three years. The Salesforce Pathfinder Training Program will provide particpiants with the skills needed to obtain Salesforce Administrator and Salesforce developer jobs. The training will include both Salesforce Trailhead courses and course on business acumen, effective communication and soft skills. The latter will be delivered by Deloitte.
Deloitte has also committed to interview the graduates and will provide internships or employment to at least 10% of the qualifies Pathfinder Training program certified graduates. While the experience gained at working in Deloitte is invaluable for those lucky few, the interview practise is equally valuable.
Jennifer Steinmann, chief transformation officer, Deloitte commented: “Committed to workforce development, Deloitte is also a recognized leader in inclusion and diversity. We believe a diverse, empowered workforce offers a better experience for our employees and a better outcome for our clients.”
Salesforce cited an unemployment rate for veterans as 22%. However the United States Department of Labor statistics reported that the unemployment rate for veterans dropped to a new low since 2000 of 2.7%. Rachel Neaman, CEO of the Corsham Institute, spoke to Enterprise Times recently about how companies can benefit from employing veterans.
The initiative also targets young people. The youth unemployment figure is far higher, standing at 9.1% (16-24 years olds September 2017 – Source Statista). Salesforce put this figure at 6.000,000 people. What is clear though is that Salesforce will open the program to anyone. Salesforce is one of the leading companies in driving equality. It is not just Marc Benioff often speaking about the subject but the company delivering real change to communities across the world.
For Salesforce there is the added bonus that this introduces new workers to its platform.
Salesforce will also provide Pathfinder Program participants from diverse backgrounds with technical training to obtain jobs in the Salesforce
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