Cloud for Good has launched the first large-scale talent apprenticship program in partnership with Achieve Partners. This program allows Cloud for Good’s clients to hire newly trained Salesforce talent (i.e., developers, administrators) after they’ve had the opportunity to try out the new talent on Cloud for Good projects. Research suggests that the Salesforce ecosystem will generate an additional 4.9 million jobs in the U.S. by 2024, creating an urgent need for workers not only trained in Salesforce but also ready-for-hire based on tangible work experience.
With the growth of the Salesforce ecosystem, you won’t be surprised to learn that demand for Salesforce talent has also skyrocketed. But few employers are interested in hiring a candidate who’s just completed a training program. They’re looking for relevant work experience. Indeed a report by Mason Frank showed most candidates don’t find that Trailhead badges increase their chances of gaining future employment. It’s experience that matters most of all.
Talent for Good will allow us to bring new talent into the Salesforce ecosystem. These apprentices will undergo an immersive training program and, upon completion, will be embedded into Cloud for Good projects for the remainder of their 2-year apprenticeship, during which they will receive ongoing mentorship and training. After projects go live, Cloud for Good clients will be able to hire the apprentices that have been working for them, perhaps to support this specific internal Salesforce instance, or perhaps in another Salesforce role.
Tal Frankfurt, Founder and CEO, Cloud for Good