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SV Academy Program to Diversify Tech Workforce


Arizona State University, Florida International University (FIU) and the SV Academy are collaborating for a program that would increase the pool of students taking up tech careers.

SV Academy is the first tuition-free, online vocational school that provides job seekers with access to high-growth sales careers. Under the Collegiate Program, the graduates will be trained to start careers in technology at Silicon Valley without having to learn how to code.

The program will provide access to graduates from both the universities to 12-week, tuition-free, fully-online technology sales training program that teaches human-centered skills led by mentors from Google, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, LinkedIn and Facebook.

“Sales skills have staying power, and we’re honored to work with ASU and FIU, two leading universities focused on diversity and increasing access to education through online learning,” said Rahim Fazal, CEO and co-founder of SV Academy.

“Both universities believe in our unique approach to helping underrepresented talent transition into the tech industry and stand behind our value-add, and we’re excited to expand our reach to even more hardworking graduates across the country.”

Upon completion of the program, the students will have access to more than 200 companies like SurveyMonkey, Palo Alto Networks, Pure Storage, Cloudflare and a full-time job offer with a median starting package of $79,000 plus benefits and equity.

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