Sunday, August 21, 2016

great opp mostly for any MIS grads un- or under-employed

Some of you know about the Salesforce-based Innovation Labs we've been running here in MIS@SJSU. (I'll be presenting them at the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Finland next month!) Anyway, I just saw this posting go by in the Salesforce Chatter feed for the San Francisco User Group I'm in and I wanted to post it here for anyone really, but mostly for any of our grads who might be un- or under-employed at this point.

As you probably know, Salesforce is a rising star and they're creating tons of jobs all over, especially in the Bay Area, to work them but also at the huge and growing number of their customers who desperately need Administrators and Developers to help them configure and run everything. So the "feds" have realized this is a great way to get people good jobs and they're granting money to training firms to provide free training programs. This is one of those.

So if you graduated last May and are still looking or just working at a non-MIS job to get by while looking for something better then you might qualify for this and should look into it. (If you're still taking classes, then I don't think you would qualify and this would cut into your time anyway because the training itself is a full-time job for a couple of months (Nov thru Jan) anyway. But for you there is a ton of free Salesforce training available online through their Trailhead system which is fun and helps you gear up for certification, if that's your goal.

Anyway, here's the posting below. It includes the link to the program & app, etc. at the bottom. If this applies to you, check it out and maybe give it a try. (And let me know, ok? Thanks)


Just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I'm a relative Salesforce newbie working at JVS, which runs trainings in healthcare, banking, and technology, as well as offering public workshops in job search skills. I recently took over running a Salesforce Administrator Training Program for long term unemployed and underemployed job seekers in the SF Bay Area. 

If you know anyone who wants to become a Certified Salesforce Administrator, help spread the word! 

Applications are now open for our free, intensive 2-month Salesforce Administrator training program, beginning this November. This brand new program is designed for people with some Administrator experience or extensive self-study. Applications are also open for JVS’s standard 4-month Salesforce Administrator and business analysis training program starting in January 2017. Both programs are designed for people who have been out of work or underemployed for at least 6 months (though all job seekers are encouraged to apply). -

  • 90% Administrator exam pass rate
  • Individualized career coaching
  • Business Analyst training
  • November 7 to January 13 (2-month program)
  • January 30, 2017 to May 19, 2017 (4-month program)
  • Located in San Francisco
  • Application for November program closes September 14 -

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