Why Salesforce is a Benefit for the Veteran Community
We aren’t shy about sharing that Oceanforce Solutions is a veteran-owned small business. As such, throughout the month of November, we’ve thanked our veterans and service members for the time and dedication that they’ve put into their jobs. As we are experts in Salesforce and BMC Remedyforce, we’ve decided to share a list of all the ways that we think Salesforce is a great fit for the veteran community, since we are a part of it.
Here’s our list of reasons why the veteran community can benefit from being involved with Salesforce:
- Custom Training Program: Salesforce may have its own training program called Trailhead but its slightly lesser known niche program is tailored specifically for the veteran community. Salesforce can be learned by those without a traditional college degree, making it more accessible for non-traditional prospective employees, like veterans and their spouses.
- Commitment to Teaching Tech Skills: Five years ago, Salesforce made a commitment to creating an evolving ecosystem to upskill veterans and their family members. Salesforce Military is part of the evolution of the Salesforce Vetforce initiative, which came as a result of this commitment to helping veterans integrate into civilian jobs. The initiative works towards solving the problem of upskilling service members who may not have the necessary tech skills to otherwise enter the tech workforce.
- Supportive Community: There are currently over 20,000 trailblazers in the Salesforce Military community. While the general Salesforce community is known to be welcoming and helpful, the Salesforce Military community is even more supportive due to their unique shared experiences. It’s not just the other community members that can help transitioning veterans though. The Salesforce Military Alliance now has over 15 partners who work to prioritize and hire military veterans for Salesforce ecosystem roles.
- Accessible for All: Virtual, self-paced, free, and takes only minutes to set up, which makes it perfect for service members and active duty personnel who are preparing to re-enter the civilian world. For military spouses, hiring bias can happen as military families can move frequently. Getting trained on Salesforce can open many opportunities to work remotely, and the training can be completed anywhere with access to an internet connection.
- Providing Additional Opportunities: The Salesforce Military cohort is also represented at the annual Salesforce conference, Dreamforce, and provides opportunities for members to apply for a scholarship to attend Dreamforce for free and represent the cohort. It’s an opportunity to meet with Salesforce Military Alliance Partners and Salesforce Military ambassadors. For veterans who are transitioning to work, Dreamforce is an amazing opportunity to meet with veterans who have taken the leap into the tech world through the Trailhead Military program.
Salesforce is raising the bar on its commitment to the veteran community and working to decrease the friction that transitioning service members and veterans experience in looking for work in the civilian world. As a veteran-owned small business working with the Salesforce ecosystem, we can confidently say that working with Salesforce can be a smart move for veterans, service members, and their families.