Deloitte Digital announced the rollout of Wave, a free training program which will expand on its commitment with Salesforce to help create more diverse workforces and launch career paths for racially and ethnically diverse individuals.
The global training program, debuting first in the U.S. and expanding to the U.K. and other regions, will provide hands-on training opportunities that help bridge the gap between credentials and job offer extensions.
“What excites us about this program is that it’s inclusive and accessible to people of many backgrounds who are looking to enter the consulting world with varying levels of education or career experience,” said Harry Datwani, principal and U.S. Salesforce alliance leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Participants receive hands-on coaching from Deloitte Digital leaders and will complete the programme with a broader network and introductions across the Salesforce ecosystem. This experience will give them a jumpstart in their professional journey.
The Wave programme is an expansion of the Salesforce Bootcamp, announced earlier this year, and will include:
Deloitte Digital sponsors cohorts where trainees can collaborate in sessions with colleagues from similar backgrounds, such as military vets, mothers returning to work, refugees, or disabled people.
Workforce Development Partnerships leverage existing programmes to teach SalesForce skills and business training needed to land tech jobs in the SalesForce ecosystem.
Consulting Program participants can work through sample projects and situations they might encounter during typical consulting engagements and receive advice and feedback from Deloitte Digital experts.
“The great demand for highly skilled Salesforce talent offers us the opportunity to expand our access to meaningful careers, especially in communities that were previously underrepresented in technology,” said Don Lynch, senior vice president of global cloud solutions alliance, Salesforce. “
To date, the Salesforce-Deloitte alliance has opened doors for job seekers through partnerships on programmes like Pathfinder and Deloitte Digital Salesforce Academy, providing hundreds of students and career changers opportunities to access training, mentoring, and employment.
The Wave programme reinforces our commitment to global alignment and approaches it as a positive, goal-directed force for change.
Deloitte Digital has helped entrants launch into business and technology, often within the growing Salesforce ecosystem, and will build on existing programmes to enhance Wave’s offerings. Through this effort, Deloitte Digital focuses on skills-based recruitment, supporting the growth of diverse talent, and creating a more equal and inclusive workforce.