Salesforce, the #1 AI CRM, collaborated with the Ministry of Education in India leveraging Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform, to skill 1,00,000 students in the next three years (by 2026). This collaboration focuses on making Salesforce skills accessible to next generation Trailblazers and creating new talent in the Salesforce ecosystem.
According to IDC, the global Salesforce economy, powered by AI, will create a net gain of 11.6M jobs and $2.02T in business revenues between 2022 and 2028. In alignment with these global objectives, Salesforce is actively collaborating with academia in India to enhance the availability of skilled talent.
The program will be made available with industry-relevant, National Occupation Standard, recognized course content. This includes "train-the-trainer" engagements for the educators, mentorship and employment connections to Salesforce partners and customers looking to hire Salesforce skilled talent and Salesforce supported Virtual Internship. Modules will be customized on Trailhead based on requirements of the programs through the Ministry of Education, affiliated departments, organizations and agencies so that the learners can benefit from these programs.
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Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, Salesforce India, said, “India’s race toward technological dominance is inextricably intertwined with the depth of its talent pool, digital adoption and the scope of technological innovation with a long-term focus on global reach. Talent is at the core of this journey, and with over 500,000 software engineers and technologists graduating each year, India is posed to be a global hub for tech talent. I’ve always believed in the immense talent opportunity that India offers, but no amount of talent will make a difference unless it is properly skilled. Hence, we are delighted to be partnering with the Ministry of Education, supporting skilling and leveraging the power of collaboration to drive change.”
Mr Govind Jaiswal, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, said, “The Ministry of Education's Department of Higher Education has decided to offer industry-related courses on the SWAYAM platform in collaboration with Salesforce with an objective to increase the employability of the students. By combining our resources, expertise, and network, we can create a comprehensive program that empowers students with the skills they need to succeed in the job market. I believe that this collaboration will not only benefit individual students but also contribute to the overall growth of any person participating in these courses.”