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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:50 pm

Salesforce pledges skill training as part of Trump program

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Business software company Salesforce says it aims to provide skills training to 500,000 people as part of a Trump administration push to boost career opportunities among Americans.

Salesforce chairman Marc Benioff made the pledge Thursday during an event at its downtown Indianapolis offices with President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump.

The San Francisco-based company said its free online platform Trailhead will offer training during the next five years in tech skills needed for credentials for Salesforce administrator, developer and marketing manager positions.

Benioff said Salesforce wants people from every background to have the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy.

Ivanka Trump said a goal of the "Pledge to America's Workers" program is that everyone has equal access to career training and opportunities.