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There’s no doubt the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But there is something to be said for taking the scenic route. It’s never too late to explore new interests, learn new things, or forge a new trail. Thinking about trying something new or rebooting your career? Get the skills you need to join the area’s growing tech industry!
Anyone with experience taking Salesforce certification exams knows that it is not a simple undertaking. To earn these in-demand — and well-respected — credentials, professionals must study hard and learn Salesforce's tools inside and out.
This past Spring, we issued a challenge to people throughout West Virginia — and the entire Appalachian region: earn your Salesforce Administrator certification in 100 days or less, and we’ll pay for it. This challenge was born from the belief that people in this region have the resourcefulness and work ethic to excel in the incredibly fast-growing tech industry if they’re given the opportunity.
Beth Fanning Taylor is a true trailblazer. When Beth moved to a more rural community in WV, she searched for a job where she could use her college degree and have the flexibility to make sure her family stayed a top priority. What she found was the opportunity to take a chance. As a new mom, Beth enrolled in the Centralapp tech training program — even though she had no prior tech experience. Eight months later, she became a 3x-certified Salesforce Consultant. Now she works from home through the CentralApp Talent Exchange, a marketplace connecting companies with tech talent in Appalachia. Not only is Beth a CentralApp Trailblazer, her tenacity and willingness to forge her own path shows the true spirit of West Virginia.
Are you ready to relaunch your career? Get the skills you need to join the growing tech industry. We are excited to partner with West Virginia's Career and Tech Centers to launch new Salesforce training classes this fall! These classes will teach you the skills you need to work on the Salesforce platform. Classes will be offered in Boone, Cabell, Fayette, Wayne, and Wyoming counties in West Virginia.
Six students recently completed the CentralApp tech career training program, a rigorous apprenticeship designed to help people from coal-mining communities transition to high-tech jobs. The free eight-month program helped participants learn the skills needed to work on the Salesforce platform, a software program powering businesses around the world.
HUNTINGTON, W.VA. - For Beth Fanning Taylor, a mother and wife living in Raleigh County, the holidays were busier than usual. “I was wrapping presents while watching lectures online… I carried my laptop with me pretty much everywhere” Beth said. “It was all worth it, though, when I passed my certification test.”