1256: People Empowering People UP Through Technology

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More than 17 million Americans have filed unemployment claims as a direct result of economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19; PepUp Tech sees this as an opportunity to invest in skills training to drive more talent into the growing Salesforce ecosystem.

The company offers free virtual Salesforce skills training programs designed to provide skill advancement opportunities to individuals whose employment prospects have been negatively affected due to the COVID-19 epidemic and members of underserved communities.

Selina Suarez is the executive director at PepUp Tech, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented people in tech. Selina joins me on Tech Talks Daily to share more about the skills training program and the company’s mission.

I learn more about the immeasurable impact the program has on its student’s livelihood and future career prospects (600% more earning power). We also discuss the power of the Salesforce ecosystem and the opportunities that exist for displaced workers.

We discuss the story behind this nonprofit company that is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented people in tech. Selina shares their goal of inspiring individuals to learn about computer science and technology, gain access to people and careers in these industries and ultimately give back to their communities.

Learn now that PepUp Tech is empowering the next era of tech through education and gives motivated, underserved students the access, skills, mentors, and confidence needed to begin careers in tech.

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