GlobeNewswire: NJIT Taps Workforce Training Pioneer to Close Salesforce Talent Gap
NEWARK – New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today announced a new initiative designed to support students, alumni, and professionals looking to advance their careers in the tech industry. In partnership with SkillStorm, the tech talent accelerator whose popular platform is used by a growing number of universities across the country, NJIT will provide access to training courses that will lead to an industry-recognized certification in Salesforce.
“Education and training play a critical role in helping industry and government organizations across the state prepare for an increasingly dynamic and technology-driven economy,” said Dr. Deirdre Letson-Christofalo, vice president of professional and corporate education at the New Jersey Innovation Institute, which was founded by NJIT in 2014 to deliver transformative products and services in healthcare, entrepreneurship, defense, and professional education. “Our partnership with SkillStorm is designed to ensure that NJIT continues to provide the career-centric technology skills today’s workers need.”
Employer demand for Salesforce skills is continuing to accelerate: Salesforce anticipates that demand for its platform will lead to the creation of five million new jobs by 2026. Designed to help employers proactively find the requisite talent, NJIT’s collaboration with SkillStorm will enable students to earn the SkillStorm Salesforce Administrator Certification. Students acquire this in-demand credential through an online, asynchronous and instructor-led training course.
“NJIT has a long track record of partnering with industry and government to provide innovative research and insights that strengthen the state’s technology workforce,” said Joe Mitchell, COO of SkillStorm. “As businesses prepare for a massive increase in demand for Salesforce skills, NJIT is setting an example for the way that higher education institutions can support employers by building talent for today’s most in-demand technology fields — and creating more resilient state economies in the process.”