By Nick Hamm, CEO
In May we announced the launch of 10K’s first-ever Certification Scholarship Program, exclusively for the 10K Expert Community. With the application window now closed, the entire 10K Advisors team would like to extend a sincere thank you to every person who applied. We’re incredibly proud of every expert in our 10K Community and their commitment to ongoing education to keep driving the ecosystem forward.
Our Goal For The Certification Scholarship Program
In a recent 10K survey of 300+ Salesforce program owners and stakeholders, 86% of respondents said certifications are important when looking for experts. Nearly half of the respondents said they were “very important.”
With Salesforce, we know change is constant and continuous education is a must. Perhaps this is why, since the start of COVID-19, Salesforce has seen a 37% increase in sign-ups on its Trailhead learning platform and learner engagement increase by more than 50% (measured by the number of badges earned on Trailhead).
While our foremost goal is to match our 10K Experts with customers who need their existing skills, we also want to help these experts expand their skill sets in the areas where we see the most customer demand and to give them a competitive edge to stand out.
Applicants were able to apply for one of the following high-demand certifications: Configure Price Quote (CPQ), Community Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Mulesoft, or Field Service Lightning.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients!
Ryan Mitchell – Community Cloud
Rita Leverett – Community Cloud
Jackie Teravainen – Community Cloud
Wendy Murry – Community Cloud
Susan Connor – Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
To learn more about what it means to be an independent Salesforce expert in the 10K Community, check out our 2020 Independents Week series.