Indiana Wesleyan University Launches Tech Training Initiative to Accelerate Career Opportunities
Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) today announced a partnership with the tech talent accelerator SkillStorm that will provide working learners and military veterans with access to certification courses in high-demand enterprise technologies, including Salesforce and Pega. As an institution committed to serving non-traditional students (including those who are balancing work and family commitments in addition to their studies), IWU is spearheading this initiative to expand its support for those who can benefit most from employment opportunities in tech.
“IWU leadership and staff remain committed to our long history of catering to non-traditional students with programs designed and tailored to help them reach their goals,” said Chancellor Dr. Eileen Hulme. “As the labor market continues to evolve, our partnership with SkillStorm will help us provide learners with comprehensive and job-aligned training in the most in-demand skills to prepare them for careers in tomorrow’s world of work.”
“We are excited to open up new pathways of opportunity for our learners to advance their skills and enter the workforce with the confidence — and capability — to thrive and move up the career ladder,” said Andy Miller, Vice President of Innovation & Partnerships at IWU. “SkillStorm’s unique approach combines high-quality training with leading-edge technology to help students from all backgrounds pursue the certifications that will enable them to find fulfilling employment.”
The partnership consists of two tracks, the Accelerator Program and the Emerging Tech Program. SkillStorm’s Accelerator Program provides online, asynchronous, and instructor-led training courses to help students gain certification in Salesforce and Pega technologies. The Emerging Tech Program hires, trains, and certifies entry-level tech talent over the course of 10-12 weeks before deploying them at Fortune 500 companies and federal contractors.