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Deloitte's Salesforce Bootcamps Surpass 1K College Students Trained

Program aims to develop students' Salesforce aptitude and build a pipeline of business and technology talent

Deloitte this week announced that it has now trained more than 1,000 college students in its Salesforce Bootcamps through the Deloitte Digital Salesforce Academy, holding over 30 bootcamps at colleges across the country to provide students with a foundation in Salesforce technology and an introduction to the world of consulting.

Deloitte began the DDSA program to give enrollees the opportunity to explore Salesforce-related careers, prep for Salesforce certification exams, and learn the skills required for entry-level jobs in the field, according to a news release.

“A few years ago, Deloitte recognized a gap between college students looking for day-one job readiness in business and technology careers and the increasing need for talent with Salesforce smarts, and so we developed a nontraditional learning opportunity through Salesforce Bootcamps, with a goal of making a huge impact by the end of 2021 and beyond,” said Harry Datwani, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "We have surpassed our initial target — with more than 1,000 students gaining Salesforce aptitude — and have seen many go on to kick off meaningful careers within the Salesforce ecosystem.”

DDSA offers two courses:

  • Salesforce Bootcamp: A two-part, hands-on Salesforce training where students learn Salesforce fundamentals in a small classroom setting from Deloitte professionals, preparing them for the Salesforce Administrator Certification exam.
  • Salesforce Career Journey: An introduction to Salesforce Consulting where students can explore career paths in the Salesforce ecosystem while learning first-hand career tips and tricks from professionals. Students can now apply to this virtual program that starts in February 2022.

“Before attending the Salesforce Bootcamp, I knew very little about what a career in consulting would really look like,” said Hunter Leonard Link, an analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP. “After participating, I had a clear understanding of not only core Salesforce knowledge but also of the culture, opportunities, and experiences at Deloitte Consulting. This gave me the confidence to apply and ultimately receive an offer to join Deloitte as an analyst.”

DDSA's Salesforce Bootcamp and Salesforce Career Journey are open to all college and university students based in the U.S. regardless of school, year or major. Visit the DDSA website for more information about Salesforce Academy training and bootcamps.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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