Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has launched a program to train people who are blind or visually impaired to be Salesforce administrators. The organization says BosmaForce involves an 18-week online course available throughout the United States.
Bosma Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Lou Moneymaker says people who are blind of visually impaired face a 70 percent national unemployment rate, and the BosmaForce program aims to create pathways to high-paying, in-demand careers. The organization says there are thousands of Salesforce administrator openings throughout the United States, paying an average salary of more than $88,000.
TJ McElroy and Richard Holleman, who are among the first blind U.S. veterans to become Salesforce Certified, will teach the course. They will use technology including Job Access With Speech screen readers and ZoomText magnifiers to help students navigate Salesforce’s customer relationship management platform.
Bosma says it will work to place graduates of the training program in two-month internships with local businesses.
Earlier this month, Bosma took the wraps off of its Center for Visionary Solutions for the Blind and Visually Impaired, following a $1.5 million renovation. The facility will house a living skills training apartment, lighting lab, a fitness center and more.