Businesses face a pressing need for certified Salesforce expertise, resulting in bottlenecks and reduced efficiency. To bridge this skill gap, Brights Learning has crafted a pilot project tailored for graduates.
There is an acute shortage of IT expertise in the business world. In response, Brights has been actively working to further educate people in IT and technology through their training initiatives since 2018 in Norway. Their latest initiative is to further narrow the skills gap by assisting Norwegian companies in offering comprehensive training in Salesforce, one of the largest IT platforms in the world, to their new hires.
Brights has collaborated with several leading Norwegian companies, conducting studies and workshops, to pinpoint the competency challenges they face. They discovered that while universities and colleges excel in theoretical curriculum, many recent graduates lack the hands-on experience needed for IT and tech roles.
"We found that recent graduates typically spend between six months to a year to attain the essential skills and related certifications. Moreover, companies often must divert senior resources from client projects to facilitate this training. Addressing the skills gap in a different manner proves to be a more resource-efficient strategy", Johan Bäck Persson, Managing Director of Brights Learning Norway, states.
Practical training is typically integrated into the onboarding process at a new employer. However, this form of training requires substantial resources. To tackle this, Brights introduced a set of training courses designed to make learning for recent graduates more structured and rigorous than what companies might offer in-house.