Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy Launches New Training Opportunities For University Students

By Noah Long ● March 14, 2020
  • Deloitte announced it is introducing college students across the United States to Salesforce and the world of consulting through Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy

Deloitte is introducing college students across the United States to Salesforce and the world of consulting through Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy. Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy already offers boot camps and as of 2020, the learning institution now offers a virtual training opportunity. The academy — which was founded in 2018  has trained hundreds of college students through campus boot camps.

“The vast majority of universities do not have Salesforce education as a course offering,” said Jeff Powrie, principal at Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. Salesforce talent lead. “According to a recent IDC report from October 2019, Salesforce will drive the creation of 4.2 million new jobs and more than $1.2 trillion in business revenues worldwide by 2025. This is a great opportunity for students to learn Salesforce basics and gain experience that could open doors in the future.”

With live webinars and newsletters facilitated by professionals from Deloitte and Salesforce, participants can learn the basics of Salesforce, learn about consulting at Deloitte, and gain experience working with Salesforce’s CRM tool. 

The topics include an overview of the Salesforce ecosystem; a day in the life of a Deloitte consultant working on a Salesforce assignment, and a 360-degree view of a Salesforce project. This program is open to all university students based in the U.S. regardless of school, year, or major.

Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy has a goal of providing on-campus Salesforce and consulting training to over 1,000 college students by the end of 2021. And the program has already trained hundreds of college students through boot camps since its founding in 2018.

“The virtual trainings are building on the momentum of Deloitte’s on-campus bootcamps and competitions,” explained Tyler Prince, executive vice president, industries and partners at Salesforce. “We support Deloitte in providing students with a leg up, helping them break into and succeed in the workforce of the future.”

The past participants have seen this value firsthand as they started working at Deloitte. 

“The hard skills I learned through Deloitte Digital’s Salesforce Academy jumpstarted my career,” noted Annelise Morgan, analyst at Deloitte Consulting LLP and Washington University in St. Louis 2018 bootcamp participant. “In the first 100 days, I was certified as a Salesforce Administrator and contributed to the development of a Salesforce Accelerator that was shown at Dreamforce 2019. I’d encourage any student considering the opportunity to sign up.”