Salesforce and Classof2020 join forces to combat digital skills shortage

Salesforce and Classof2020 join forces to combat digital skills shortage

Salesforce, the leading CRM platform, today launches ‘6 Weeks of Salesforce’, a free new training programme exclusively available on Classof2020, the free online learning tool created to improve the prospects of today’s young people.

The past year has rapidly accelerated the focus on digital, with businesses embracing mobile, big data, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. These skills are now some of the most in-demand by employers, in a trend which is only expected to grow, with Salesforce expecting 4.2 million new roles through its ecosystem to be available by 2024.

‘Six Weeks of Salesforce’ brings experience and new skills to those entering the job market against unprecedented challenges brought about by the pandemic, who are often lacking the digital skills which todays employers need. The programme has been developed to focus on industry led skills expected to be needed for the future of work, but not yet on the curriculum.

The training programme consists of a six-week Podcast series, released every Monday from 22nd March, a Webinar on ‘Getting Started’ released on week beginning Monday 12th April, and 10 Salesforce Training Playlists, released throughout the six-week period and covering:

  • Salesforce CRM
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Trailmixes & Trailhead
  • Developer Skills
  • Career Development
  • Admin
  • Analytics
  • Finance
  • Salesforce Consultant

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In the Podcast series, titled ‘A Day in the Life of’ a range of Salesforce professionals will offer insight into a typical day to demonstrate the skills they have developed and use in their careers.

Classof2020, the free online learning tool, provides free access to training and careers guidance, provided by leading businesses including Salesforce, Microsoft and PwC among many others. It is free and easy for anyone to sign up, and covers a wide range of topics focusing on in-demand digital skills as well as professional development of general business skills. The project aims to benefit both students and businesses, by focusing on skills that reflect the needs of employers.

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