Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is underway with the first cohort of its Pathfinder Training Program that is part of the tech giant’s ongoing Indianapolis growth. The company is partnering with Deloitte to provide business and technical training to Ivy Tech Community College students and Hoosier veterans looking to become Salesforce administrators and developers. The program comes as the company realigns its Marketing Cloud organization. In a statement, Salesforce says it has "provided our employees with resources and a transition plan as they move into new roles."
The first cohort of 45 people is set to wrap up in September. Participants who complete the program will have opportunities for jobs with Salesforce and Deloitte. Applications for the second cohort, which begins in October, will go live on August 27.
Salesforce launched the program in June, calling it a "game changer." The ultimate goal is to train 500 people over the next two years in technical skills as well as soft skills such as critical thinking and creating effective presentations.
Last month, Salesforce debuted the final unfinished portion of its Indianapolis regional headquarters. The Ohana Floor features a hospitality and event area for employee, customer and partner functions. The 47th-floor space is also available to nonprofit and community organizations to host events free of charge on weeknights and weekends.
Salesforce has also realigned its Marketing Cloud organization in a move impacting multiple employees. A company spokesperson provided the following statement to Inside INdiana Business:
We’ve recently realigned our Marketing Cloud organization to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We optimized existing positions to fit the new model and have provided our employees with resources and a transition plan as they move into new roles.