SalesCamp Program Manager, Palette Skills
Palette Skills is dedicated to helping people from all walks of life build secure careers where they feel valued.
Palette Skills is thinking ahead. A national non-profit connecting workers with some of Canada’s most innovative companies, they’re focused on upskilling people for the new economy. From workers looking to transition out of low-wage employment to Canadians choosing to exit declining industries, Palette Skills knows that by helping people upskill for work in innovative sectors, they’re setting Canada’s future economy up for success.
Operating in an ecosystem of industry and community partners, Palette Skills offers fast and robust upskilling programs to participants who — more often than not — come from groups and communities overlooked by traditional hiring processes. The organization’s upskilling model is so successful that 90 per cent of participants get a job offer within six months of completing their flagship program, SalesCamp.
Created for people who are transitioning into business-to-business (B2B) tech sales, SalesCamp is an accelerated program for people wanting to start careers in the booming tech sales industry. It’s focused on helping people with great soft skills — such as listening and empathy — start their careers selling tech solutions to businesses in need. And because it’s industry-led, Palette Skills is able to identify best practices and provide up-to-date training.
Build better together
“We want to give upskilling opportunities to people who may not have had the chance yet, or whose skill set has gone unrecognized,” says Lauren Murray, Program Manager at Palette Skills. “We’ve worked hard to make this program as accessible as possible.”
Thanks to federal and provincial government support, the program is inexpensive, eliminating cost barriers for students. Plus, there are payment plans available, and all programs are offered online — great for participants with busy schedules.
SalesCamp’s objective is not only getting participants hired but boosting their self-confidence by recognizing the valuable transferable skills they bring.
SalesCamp starts out with a blend of part-time synchronous and self-directed learning, where students build their job search toolkits. The second part of the program consists of full-time core sales foundation training, which includes learning laboratories, industry panels, and challenges. Finally, participants embark on a structured and supported job search.
We empower people to continue to grow and see the value in their lived experiences and their future.Lauren Murray, Program Manager, Palette Skills.
Help along the way
Like all programs Palette Skills offers, SalesCamp prepares people for the next step, helping them build the careers they want in a growing industry. Participants become part of a community, building peer networks and getting access to a tiered support system. Aside from their instructors, they also meet one-on-one with participant success leads and career coaches throughout the process.
The program directly aligns with Palette Skills’ mission. “We empower people to continue to grow and see the value in their lived experiences and their future,” Murray explains. Wanting people and businesses to thrive together, they’re proud to have facilitated over 500 participants to date through SalesCamp and other programs, including cybersecurity and digital agriculture specialist training programs.
SalesCamp is the perfect course for someone eager to break into the world of tech sales because it’s for people with great human skills rather than coding know-how. Registration is now open for the in-demand fall sessions.