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Manipal Global to join with Salesforce to launch skill development academy

Bangalore, November  17, 2021: Manipal Global, a leading international provider of quality business and marketing solutions in higher education  has announced collaboration with Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, to launch a skills initiative to build a talent pool of Trailhead certified professionals with a B2C (Business-to-Consumer) and B2A (Business-to-Academia) model.
Manipal Global will build a talent pool of Salesforce Trailhead qualified professionals by leveraging Manipal Global’s best practices focused on the future needs of higher education.
Said T. V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education Services: “This collaboration is a step towards closing the gap between the current educational reality and the business need, by training young learners in advanced technology skills. With the post pandemic world driving digital adoption on a massive scale, the world needs a huge pool of future ready, highly skilled digital savvy employees who can work on leading edge technology platforms. With this collaboration, MAGE and Salesforce are uniquely positioned to meet the demand for future ready digital skills”
The programmes will be delivered in two models. 
-The B2C (Business-to-Consumer) model, which upskills professionals for their next job, will be a Certification Program targeting an audience with 0-4 years of experience will be available in India. The model will cover four modules, and Manipal Global will be providing job assistance as a value add to the certification within the Salesforce Ecosystem. The B2C partnerships will have curated projects and use cases that will allow the learners an intensive bootcamp experience combined with real life case studies. These will allow aspirants to qualify for aspirational jobs within the top systems integration partners as well as key end users of the Salesforce platform.  
-Under the B2A (Business-to-Academia) model that skills students for their first job, Manipal plans to introduce entry-level Developer and Admin programs in the student’s curriculum within the University’s campuses across India, and potentially Middle-east and South-Asia. With the industry-academia skill gap prevalent, Manipal aims to integrate the program in the final semester of the course curriculum providing students the opportunity to secure employer connections for internship and job opportunities designed around the platform. 
 Recent research by International Data Corporation (IDC)  finds that the Salesforce ecosystem will create 1,328,200 jobs in India by 2026. 24% of new jobs created in India in the Salesforce customer base this year leverage significant digital skills — such as using automation tools, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other complex applications. The programs offered are designed to meet the significant increase in demand for trained professionals.