The global skills gap is a growing concern for multinational tech employers, but at a recent event in its Irish base, Salesforce showcased initiatives which aim to ensure that skilled young people are coming through the pipeline.
These initiatives include a partnership with worldwide coding community CoderDojo and, more locally, the Tallaght-based Citywise programme for educational support.
Speaking to Siliconrepublic.com, CoderDojo CEO Mary Moloney said that every aspect of the organisation has seen support from Salesforce, which will help plans to grow from, currently, 740 dojos worldwide, to about 1,500 by the end of 2016.
Moloney, who will be speaking next week in Dublin at Inspirefest 2015, went on to explain how support from tech companies such as Salesforce is crucial to the volunteer-led network.
This weekend, CoderDojo celebrates its fourth annual Coolest Projects Awards, when tech wunderkinds from across Europe will descend on Dublin’s RDS to present their technological creations.