Salesforce, the leading AI CRM platform, has joined forces with the Ministry of Education in India to revolutionize education through Trailhead, Salesforce's free online learning platform. This strategic collaboration aims to equip 100,000 students in India with Salesforce skills by 2026, fostering a new wave of talent in the Salesforce ecosystem.
In alignment with global objectives outlined by IDC, which predicts the creation of 11.6 million jobs and $2.02 trillion in business revenues in the Salesforce economy between 2022 and 2028, Salesforce is actively engaging with academia in India. The primary focus is to bolster the availability of skilled talent through a comprehensive program that combines industry-relevant content, "train-the-trainer" initiatives, mentorship, employment connections, and Salesforce-supported virtual internships.
The collaboration emphasizes the creation of National Occupation Standard-recognized course content, ensuring that the learning modules align with industry standards. The program extends beyond conventional education, incorporating mentorship opportunities, connections to potential employers, and practical virtual internships supported by Salesforce. The content on Trailhead will be customized based on the specific requirements of programs established by the Ministry of Education, affiliated departments, organizations, and agencies.
“India’s race toward technological dominance is inextricably intertwined with the depth of its talent pool, digital adoption and the scope of technological innovation with a long-term focus on global reach. Talent is at the core of this journey, and with over 500,000 software engineers and technologists graduating each year, India is posed to be a global hub for tech talent. I’ve always believed in the immense talent opportunity that India offers, but no amount of talent will make a difference unless it is properly skilled. Hence, we are delighted to be partnering with the Ministry of Education, supporting skilling and leveraging the power of collaboration to drive change,” said Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO and Chairperson, of Salesforce India.
“The Ministry of Education's Department of Higher Education has decided to offer industry-related courses on the SWAYAM platform in collaboration with Salesforce with an objective to increase the employability of the students. By combining our resources, expertise, and network, we can create a comprehensive program that empowers students with the skills they need to succeed in the job market. I believe that this collaboration will not only benefit individual students but also contribute to the overall growth of any person participating in these courses,” said Govind Jaiswal, Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education.
The collaboration is bridging the gap between education and industry needs, Salesforce's collaboration with the Ministry of Education marks a significant step towards empowering the next generation of Trailblazers in India. The initiative not only aims to skill 100,000 students but also contributes to the broader global vision of a thriving Salesforce economy driven by artificial intelligence. This comprehensive approach ensures that learners receive practical, industry-relevant training, laying the foundation for a skilled and dynamic workforce in the years to come.