Earlier this year we partnered with PwC’s Indigenous Consulting, AIME and Salesforce and started dreaming up the Indigenous Tech Academy. Fast forward to now, we’re excited to see the first applications rolling in.
By now probably everyone, whether they have a basic or expert knowledge, has heard of the amazing career opportunities that the cloud industry offers. As experts in cross-training IT professionals into becoming sought-after cloud specialists, we know how tough it can be for young people with no experience to get their foot in the door, especially if they come from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in tech. That’s why we’re so excited about the launch of this brand-new initiative where no experience or degree is necessary.
What is the Indigenous Tech Academy?
The aim of the Indigenous Tech Academy is to provide young adults in Australia from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background with the training necessary to launch a lucrative career in the cloud.
Why have we decided to launch the Academy now? The world has been going through a rapid digital transformation, accelerated by the pandemic, which has increased the use of cloud-based services worldwide. As a result, the demand for certified cloud specialists has literally exploded, particularly in the Salesforce ecosystem.
A recent study estimates that Salesforce will create 9.3 million new jobs by 2026—which is only a few years away! In Australia and New Zealand alone, the number of Salesforce jobs went up by a whopping 475% between 2013 and 2018, and that number will inevitably keep growing. Salesforce is one of the most
Solving the skills gap and bringing diversity to the cloud
Our mission at Revolent is to tackle two of the biggest problems facing the cloud industry today—a lack of skilled talent and a lack of diversity. In order to succeed and innovate, businesses need to employ a diverse workforce who can bring fresh ideas, creativity and different perspectives to the table. As members of the Salesforce Talent Alliance, we don’t look for a cultural fit when hiring. We go out of our way to find great minds that think differently and contribute new solutions to projects.
The Indigenous Tech Academy, which will launch in February 2022, will help us tackle both challenges by providing a fully funded training program to successful applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background who are interested in becoming certified consultants working with the world’s #1 CRM. After undergoing 10 weeks of initial training and earning their first Salesforce certifications, the applicants will join PwC’s Indigenous Consulting as Revolent consultants. They’ll get that all-important industry experience by helping some of the biggest companies in Australia unlock the full potential of Salesforce, and build better experiences for their customers and the communities they operate in.
The Indigenous Tech Academy will provide an incredible career opportunity to the successful applicants, while fueling the Salesforce ecosystem with much-needed net new talent.