November 05, 2021 [Asheville, NC] – Cloud for Good today announced a new partnership with Pepperdine University as part of their Talent for Good apprenticeship program. This program paves the way for new and recent graduates to secure good introductory jobs as developers, administrators, analysts, and consultants in the Salesforce ecosystem.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and left millions of unfilled jobs in high-impact, technology-focused areas. Given the forecasted growth of the Salesforce ecosystem — projected to create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6 trillion in new business revenues worldwide by 2026 – the talent gap is being deeply felt by enterprises and organizations in need of Salesforce talent. Apprenticeship programs such as Talent for Good are aiming to fill the gap between available talent and projected growth.
One of the biggest drivers of this gap has been employer insistence on both Salesforce skills and relevant work experience. In recognition of this challenge, Cloud for Good, a consulting firm providing Salesforce implementation to higher education and nonprofit clients, launched Talent for Good, a large-scale talent apprenticeship program providing current and future Cloud for Good clients with the opportunity to hire Salesforce-trained talent after trying out the new talent on Cloud for Good projects. This new program responds directly to the urgent need for ready-to-hire Salesforce talent.
To recruit candidates for the Talent for Good apprenticeship program, Cloud for Good is partnering with Pepperdine University, a private research university committed to academic excellence. Talent for Good will actively recruit new and recent Pepperdine graduates for the apprenticeship program. All Pepperdine graduates from all majors are welcome to apply, and no previous Salesforce skills or experience is required. Accepted applicants will be hired by Cloud for Good and paid as apprentices from the start of the 12-week training program. After completing training, apprentices will join Cloud for Good project teams serving higher education and nonprofit institutions across the US.
Cloud for Good Founder and CEO Tal Frankfurt conveyed his excitement about the partnership with Pepperdine: “Pepperdine University has long been known as a leader in higher education situated in the heart of Southern California and reflects the diversity and innovation of its home. We look forward to helping propel their graduates into long-lasting technology careers through the Talent for Good apprenticeship program.“
Pepperdine CIO Jonathan See said the partnership with Cloud for Good is just one of many examples of his commitment to the economic advancement of graduates. “Talent for Good represents a golden opportunity for Pepperdine graduates to learn valuable technical skills and necessary work experience as they get out into the world in pursuit of a fulfilling and profitable career. While only a fraction of Pepperdine students major in computer science, Talent for Good demonstrates that every one of our graduates has the potential to play a valuable role in the digital revolution. I’m excited that this apprenticeship pathway is available to our students”
About Cloud for Good
Cloud for Good is a certified B Corporation and a Premium Salesforce.org Partner specializing in Salesforce implementations for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. With over 2,000 implementations completed, Cloud for Good helps clients create transformational value with technology. Providing organizations with the opportunity to focus on their mission is what drives the team at Cloud for Good.
About Pepperdine University
Pepperdine University is a private research university whose main campus is located near Malibu, California. Founded by entrepreneur George Pepperdine in South Los Angeles in 1937, the school expanded to Malibu in 1972. The students, faculty, and administration of Pepperdine University today affirm George Pepperdine’s founding vision of a university committed to academic excellence.
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