Salesforce to train 2,000 IT students to help bridge skill gap

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 15, 2018 Published on November 14, 2016

US-based IT major Salesforce is going to train 2,000 students in the Salesforce skills, for which it has tied up with the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK). The firm will also train 100 faculty members in various engineering colleges in the next two years, so that they can continue the training from the third year.

Officials of the Salesforce Academic Alliance Programme have signed a deal with TASK, which was set up by the Telangana government to equip youth with employable skills. The Developer Relations arm of Salesforce will also take part in the two-year initiative.

Quoting its recent survey, Salesforce said in a statement that there was a huge shortage of skills in the IT sector. “More than half of the 2,200 IT leaders and CIOs said they reported skill gap in data engineering, IT security and application development of IT leaders,” the statement said.

“To tackle this critical skills gap, we are partnering with colleges and universities to empower students with the very latest in Salesforce skills,” it said.

Under the agreement, the Salesforce Academic Alliance team will facilitate instructor-led training to third- and fourth-year students from select TASK engineering colleges in Application Development and Programmatic Development.

Published on November 14, 2016
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