On 16 November 2023, Salesforce announced its intentions to collaborate with the Ministry of Education in India with the primary objective of providing Salesforce skills training to 1,00,000 students. This will benefit students within the Indian education system over the course of the next three years.
The compnay drew attention to the significant talent pool available in India and how important skills are in making a difference. It expressed delight in collaborating with the Ministry of Education to support skill development, emphasising the power of collaboration in driving positive change.
The programme will offer course content recognised by the National Occupation Standards and relevant to the industry, as stated in a press release from Salesforce.
Additionally, the initiative will involve training sessions for educators, mentorship and connections to job opportunities with Salesforce partners and customers seeking skilled individuals. The programme will also provide students with virtual internship opportunities.
The Ministry of Education’s Higher Education Department is teaming up with Salesforce on the SWAYAM platform to enhance students’ employability. The ministry is confident that the collaborative effort to create a comprehensive programme will empower students with essential job-market skills. It believes this partnership will benefit individuals and contribute to overall personal growth.
As per the company’s official statement, training modules on Trailhead, a free online learning platform of Salesforce, will be tailored to meet the programme requirements outlined by the Ministry of Education, its affiliated departments, organisations and agencies. This customisation is expected to ensure that learners derive maximum benefit from these programmes.