NJIT partners with SkillStorm to close Salesforce talent gap

New Jersey Institute of Technology on Wednesday said that, together with SkillStorm, the tech talent accelerator whose popular platform is used by a growing number of universities across the country, it will offer training courses that will lead to an industry-recognized certification in Salesforce.

This new initiative is designed to support students, alumni and professionals looking to advance their careers in the tech industry. This in-demand credential is available through an online, asynchronous and instructor-led training course.

“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,” Deirdre Letson-Christofalo, vice president of professional and corporate education at the New Jersey Innovation Institute, stated.

Employer demand for Salesforce skills is continuing to accelerate: Salesforce anticipates that demand for its platform will lead to the creation of 5 million new jobs by 2026.

“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,” Joe Mitchell, chief operating officer of SkillStorm, stated. “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.”