Published: January 19, 2023
Meet Yves. She's an Army spouse who was making ends meet until she heard about a free program that helped change her family's financial trajectory for the better.
Despite having her Master's degree, Yves had to make many compromises in her professional career because of the nomadic military lifestyle she married into 19 years ago. Like most spouses, she realized early on that her career and schedule options were limited, sharing: "With two small boys at the time and not knowing when we would move again, I had to find jobs that would allow flexibility in my schedule."
While working at a company that used Salesforce, coworkers encouraged Yves to pursue Salesforce as a career. After attending a Houston User group meeting, a military spouse there told her about the Salesforce Military program that provides Veterans and military spouses complimentary certification. Because the fellow spouse spoke so highly of the program, Yves left the meeting and immediately signed up. Instantly she was training from the comfort of her home, on her schedule. Upon completion of the training, she had a guaranteed job interview.
"The Salesforce training absolutely changed my life," Yves told us. "I'm in a high-demand field that pays well and allows me to showcase my skills and talent while learning new skills."
A few years ago, tech was not where Yves saw herself, but because she took a leap of faith and learned in-demand tech skills, today she has the life she's always wanted. Pairing her social work background with her tech training made her the perfect candidate to join Penrod where she's a Salesforce consultant, helping people in a way she never imagined.
When asked if you need a tech degree or experience to excel in the Salesforce Military program, Yves said: "The magic skill or background to the tech industry is YOU. We all bring unique skills that fill the needs in this industry." Yves is a testament that that's true.
Salesforce Military put Yves on a path to success, and she's not alone. More than 60,000 trailblazers from the military-connected community have joined Salesforce to learn new tech skills and change career paths. Will you be next? Check out Salesforce Military and register today.