Welcome to the BIT Academy!

Access Ability Through Education

For our driven candidates who want to increase their marketable skills and turn goals into results, the BIT Academy™ provides training opportunities to give our candidates the competitive edge employers are looking for. Most of our classes are 10-15 week, online, independent study courses with weekly discussions to recap and introduce new material.

All classes are offered at either low or no cost to our candidates. Take a look at our offered trainings!

Salesforce Administration

Salesforce is one of the leaders in Customer-Managed relationship (CMR) platforms, boasting over 150,000 customers globally with more than 83% of Fortune 500 companies using its products. Salesforce Administrator jobs are growing at a rate of 37% with an average salary of $95,000.00 (US data). The best part – Salesforce is accessible!

Our Salesforce Administration training course is designed to be a guided tour through the Salesforce Trailhead program. Along the way, we add supplemental material, discussions and insights to get you on the path to Salesforce Certification.

In this course, we will explore:

  • The setup and configuration of Salesforce orgs and users for companies, big or small
  • Understanding and applying best practices for data management and organizational security
  • Learning the ins and outs of building reports and dashboards
  • Creating automated workflows and processes to optimize complex business tasks

I was a molecular biologist working in the biotechnology industry, but when I began to lose my sight, I started looking for a new career path. I met Mike Hess in 2013 and started volunteering for this organization he was starting, the Blind Institute of Technology. BIT was looking to set up a Salesforce instance of their own, and when Mike asked if I was up to learning how to do that, I said yes. There wasn’t any Trailhead website back then to help you study; I had to learn everything on my own. Mike encouraged me to pursue a career as a Salesforce Administrator, and what a good idea it was! I now hold multiple certifications, and am employed full time with Welltok. I sometimes want to pinch myself because I feel like I’m living a dream! I have a full-time job, great benefits, and a career I never thought I would have.”

Claudine W

Salesforce Administrator

In the Works

The BIT Academy is constantly developing new training opportunities to help our candidates attain in-demand skills. Here are a few of the training opportunities we are working on:

  • Fundamentals of Software Testing
  • Principles of Web Development

We Want to Hear From You

The BIT Academy is always on the lookout for new training opportunities we can offer! If you know of any trending topics we could examine, we’d like to hear from you. You can reach us at candidates@blindit.org