With the skills shortage witnessing an uptick amid the scenario of rapid digital transformation, campus hiring has taken the front seat in helping companies cope with the situation. Citing this, Salesforce, a CRM company, has collaborated with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide educators and students with the digital skills they require for future work. This collaboration aims to upskill up to 200,000 students over the next five years.
Through this initiative, students will be introduced to Trailhead, Salesforce’s free learning platform, gaining access to learning resources and modules related to Salesforce. Through this collaboration, educators will be trained to leverage Trailhead to teach Salesforce modules to students across the AICTE affiliated universities.
The official communique stated that students above the age of 18 years have the opportunity to improve digital fluency, re-skill and upskill themselves to become a Salesforce developer or Salesforce administrator. Students will have the opportunity to be mentored by experts and leaders from the Salesforce community. Salesforce will also provide networking opportunities to participants and offer virtual internships to students as per AICTE’s framework for internships.
Commenting on the development, Sanket Atal, SVP and Managing Director - Sites, Salesforce India, said, “The future is digital and as digital skills become as important as reading and writing, we have an opportunity and responsibility to help close the digital divide of our society and economy. We are delighted to collaborate with AICTE to embed students with the resilience and competitiveness needed to thrive in the digital economy.”