Ball State University Joins Nationwide Tech Upskilling Initiative SkillStorm
Lifetime Learning, Ball State University’s new non-credit division focused on helping learners prepare for an increasingly dynamic world of work, today announced that it has joined an ambitious initiative designed to help students access the skills and credentials necessary to succeed in high-demand tech industry careers.
Through the new program, powered by tech talent accelerator SkillStorm, Ball State students and the community at large can take courses that lead to industry-recognized credentials from major employers including AWS, Salesforce, and Pega.
Recentresearchindicates a significant gap between the number of high-skilled jobs and trained workers in Indiana, with three-quarters of Hoosier employers leaving jobsunfilledbecause of the lack of qualified candidates. This partnership seeks to address that statewide talent gap by increasing the availability and accessibility of credentialing programs recognized by tech employers.
Through SkillStorm’s platform, Ball State’s Lifetime Learning students will now be able to access a range of courses to prepare for certifications including AWS Cloud Practitioner and Salesforce Developer, as well as foundational courses in topics such as Java and object-oriented programming.