Cloudera launches program to help reskill for future tech roles

Cloudera launches program to help reskill for future tech roles

 October 31, 2022

Cloudera has launched a pilot program Reskilling for the Tech Jobs of Tomorrow that includes key partnerships and collaborations with global organizations whose missions align with Cloudera's.

"We are announcing our commitment to increasing pathways into the technology industry. We are proud to be a part of the solution to the global skills shortage and share this initiative with our network, partner, and peers," said Cloudera

"With 1.1 billion jobs liable to be radically transformed by technology in the next decade, we are excited to announce the launch of Cloudera’s pilot Reskilling for the Tech Jobs of Tomorrow program."

A “reskilling revolution” is reaching a critical mass

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Cloudera Chief Strategy Officer, Abhas Ricky, states: "Demand for both entry-level and highly skilled tech talent is at an all-time high, and companies across industries and geographies are struggling to find qualified employees. And, with 1.1 billion jobs liable to be radically transformed by technology in the next decade, a “reskilling revolution” is reaching a critical mass.

"Already underrepresented populations like workers without a four-year degree are four times more likely to work in highly automatable jobs than individuals with a bachelor’s degree, with 55% of tasks performed by low-wage workers also at risk for automation. In the U.S. the automation risk varies but is anticipated to be most disruptive in Heartland states with higher proportions of blue collar workers, according to a Brookings Institute paper on how automation and AI are affecting people and places."

Prioritizing the Power of Partnership

Cloudera firmly believes that reskilling programs are critical to opening doors for the talent of the future, meeting them where they are today to ensure their skills meet what’s demanded by the economy of tomorrow.

Through the Reskilling for the Tech Jobs of Tomorrow program Cloudera ultimately aims to make a meaningful impact via direct funding and programmatic participation – like 1:1 mentorship and curriculum guidance – supporting hundreds of people seeking and growing careers in tech. This includes nontraditional talent who today may be working in a job at risk for automation, but who should be given the opportunity to skill up and capture a higher paying tech job within their organization. 

"This includes partnerships with organizations Per Scholas and Generation that provide no-cost skilling to prepare, place, and support hundreds of diverse individuals into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible," said Abhas. 

According to Mona Mourshed, founding global CEO, Generation, “the learners in our Generation programs are motivated, talented individuals who have overcome a series of obstacles — rooted in systemic inequities — to achieve the milestones of completing their profession-specific training, successfully finding employment amongst our company partners, and building better lives for them and their families. We are excited to partner with Cloudera to build on Generation’s track record of success, and to provide opportunities for more people to start careers in high-growth tech professions that would otherwise be inaccessible.”

Collaboration with cross-sector industry coalitions

In addition to its work with Per Scholas and Generation, Cloudera's pilot program also includes:

  • Collaboration with cross-sector industry coalitions –  Reboot Representation to collectively and intentionally invest in initiatives and research that promote a more inclusive technology industry as well as SkillUp Coalition and National Skills Coalition Business Leaders United, to conduct research, share best practices, and advance industry conversations around the future of work 
  • Providing professional learning and development opportunities through 1:1 mentorships and internships with diverse high-school-aged students through Cloudera’s Teen Accelerator Program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee  
  • Providing grants to like-mission organizations, including, a global online platform that’s free for students to ask any question about any career and receive personalized responses from real professionals

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