Get the hands-on experience you need to get hired
Our Apprenticeship Model
Our Tech Apprenticeships help people who are underserved and underemployed by pairing them with a mentor and giving them hands-on experience they need to get a good paying job as a Salesforce Administrator.
This program is for aspiring Salesforce Administrators looking to gain “real world” experience. We have put together this initiative to bridge the experience gap for intentional admins. By the end of this course you will have a verifiable portfolio of projects, along with documentation of work completed, that you can provide to potential employers. We will also teach you resume, career, and networking skills that will prove invaluable in the Salesforce ecosystem (the Ohana).
Our curriculum will guide apprentices through real-world projects to help them prove they have the skills needed to get hired as a Salesforce Admin.
Each apprentice is assigned an experienced Salesforce mentor to help them when they get stuck and guide them through their apprenticeship journey.
Local career experts lead workshops on how to get hired in topics like resume creation, dress for success, interviewing, and portfolio development.
Meet the Team
Kristin earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Florida, and has spent the last ~10 years implementing and supporting accounting and ERP solutions on the Salesforce platform. Kristin’s passion is where technology and accounting intersect, whether it’s automating processes on the Salesforce platform or helping company’s implement accounting best practices. Kristin has achieved 5 Salesforce certifications, and is also Accounting Seed, DocuSign and Conga certified. She is extremely involved in the Trailblazer community as co-leader of the Tampa Admin Trailblazer Community Group, managing budget and sponsors for Florida Dreamin’, a Lightning Champion and Trailhead for Students educator.
Brandon Mead is the founder of multiple social enterprises and an impact growth consulting firm which he runs through his company, Mead Solutions Inc. Since becoming a social entrepreneur in 2012, he has also founded multiple nonprofits including Nonprofit Collaborative and Foster Guardian. Through his advocacy work with these organizations, along with over 20 years of nonprofit experience, he has become a respected leader and champion for the nonprofit industry. Brandon earned a Bachelors of Organizational Management/Ministry from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration through University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Brandon and his wife, Erin, are foster parents who live in Tampa Bay with usually four or more children, including biological and foster children.
Amy is a Certified Salesforce Administrator, 5x Trailhead Ranger, and co-leads the Tampa Salesforce Nonprofit Trailblazer Community Group with Brandon Mead. She is also certified in HubSpot and Flosum. Professionally, Amy is a Digital Adoption Campaign Director for FIS in St. Petersburg and an Instructor at Computer Coach IT Training in Tampa where she teaches Salesforce Administrator Certification Prep.
Amy earned her AA in Urban Studies from Union County College, her BA in Political Science from Virginia Tech, and her MA in Criminology from USF. She is an active volunteer in the Tampa Bay area and also donates her time to multiple nationwide causes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the apprenticeship?
This 16 week program includes 12 weeks of challenge projects and professional development training along with 4 weeks for the group to complete a capstone project.
What's the apprenticeship schedule?
Most of the sessions are scheduled during nights and weekends. This allows us to bring in the best trainers and mentors in the industry while providing the most flexibility for participants.
Besides scheduled training sessions and mentor check-ins, participants will work to complete hands-on projects at their convenience.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost for Tampa Tech Trail participants! This is due to the contributions of our generous sponsors and volunteers.