An innovative new partnership will let Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) students earn college credit and achieve real-world outcomes by completing free training modules through Trailhead, an online learning platform from Salesforce.

The modules and credits earned through the program will be applicable to tech jobs in an ever-increasingly digital economy, which Salesforce predicts will generate more than 3.3 million new jobs and $859 billion in new business revenue by 2022.

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Part of the impetus behind the partnership comes from the snowballing impact of crushing student loan debt. Giving students practical knowledge and equipping them with experience and employability skills will help them succeed in high-earning, in-demand jobs.

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