SalesForce – Virtusa launches salesforce module at local universities
Virtusa Corporation, a provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and IT services and solutions introduced a mandatory Salesforce Module at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) recently, with plans to incorporate the module into curricula across other local universities, addressing growing skill gaps in the new talent landscape.
Salesforce is the world’s top customer relationship management (CRM) platform that helps improve business relationships with customers across the entire customer lifecycle, spanning marketing, sales and customer service interactions. CRM is also the fastest-growing enterprise application software category worldwide, making Sales-force knowledge a critical skill for IT professionals, and a requisite for hiring.
Head of HR for India and Sri Lanka at Virtusa, Rahul Sahay said, “Working closely with Sri Lanka’s higher educational institutions such as SLIIT as a long-standing industry partner has enabled us to synchronise skills development with skills demand, developing a talent pool that aligns with company competencies and evolving business strategies.”
The module creation was carried out under Virtusa’s Campus Reach initiative – an industry-academia partnership designed to support the next generation of IT professionals to be workforce ready and contribute to the IT industry’s growth. Campus Reach carries out IT curriculum development, internships and mentoring among partner universities and institutes of higher education, directly improving skill capacities of potential employees.
Head of Talent Development and Campus Reach for Sri Lanka, Virtusa, Sampath Thrimavithana said, “Public and private universities are an extremely important cog of our talent pipeline, and we take pride and responsibility in building capacity at universities. This will enable us to create a future ready talent pool not only for Virtusa but also for the country’s benefit.”