A great talent drought awaits tech as valued skills shift


An online workforce development program changed Sandi Nuss Zellner’s life.

In 2011, Zellner, a former music teacher, was diagnosed with a neurological condition called a Chiari malformation — a structural defect of the brain. After receiving life-saving brain surgery, she was unable to continue teaching music.

“I’m not quite sure I have the words to explain how deeply I’ve been affected by this transformation,” Zellner, 44, said in an interview with CIO Dive. “The loss of the ability to care for myself … it was devastating.” 

That’s when Zellner turned to Trailhead, Salesforce’s online workforce development platform, to overcome devastation and retool her career.

After taking on an administrative role at a music…


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