Ball State joins tech upskilling platform SkillStorm
Ball State University, through its new non-credit division Lifetime Learning, is joining tech talent accelerator SkillStorm in an effort to provide students with access to courses and credentials needed for high-demand tech careers.
Through the program, students can take courses and earn credentials recognized by major employers such as AWS, Salesforce, and Pega. Ball State says the partnership also addresses the statewide talent gap.
“In today’s fast-changing economy, Ball State has a crucial role in preparing our students to step into meaningful careers in the working world,” said Amy Barsha, assistant vice provost for Lifetime Learning. “To fulfill that role, it’s essential that we offer certifications and skills training that reflect the needs of employers in the region. This partnership with SkillStorm will enhance our ability to provide the training and upskilling opportunities needed to help our students and community members succeed in today’s labor market and prepare for the future workplace.”
Through SkillStorm’s platform, Ball State says Lifetime Learning students will have access to courses and certifications including AWS Cloud Practitioner and Salesforce Developer, as well as foundational topics such as Java and object-oriented programming.
“Ball State embraces its role in driving the future of work, offering innovative learning opportunities in collaboration with Indiana employers that ensure students are career-ready,” said Joe Mitchell, COO at SkillStorm. “Together, we’re helping students access training in the most in-demand skills, with the aim of launching them into tech careers, propelling early-career providing access to one-on-one training from industry-certified instructors.”
SkillStorm’s certification courses include Certified Senior Systems Architect, Certified Business Architect, and Certified System Architect, among others. You can view more by clicking here.