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« on: March 11, 2023, 01:20:49 PM »
USU Extension partners to offer free professional tech sales training

LOGAN – MarketStar and Utah State University Extension have announced a new free certification course for technology sales professionals. The 45-hour Certified Tech Sales Professional course will be ideal for professionals who live in rural areas, as it allows for remote work, and guarantees participants an interview with MarketStar after completing the training course. The partnership is made possible by the Utah Works Grant through the Utah System of Higher Education’s Talent Ready Utah.

According to Paul Hill, USU Extension professor, these positions are well-paying, and the opportunity to work remotely can bring higher incomes and a greater quality of life for individuals and families in rural communities, which in turn stimulates economic growth and diversity.

Registration for the program is limited to 20 people per month, with a goal of having 200 program participants over the two-year project. Ken White, USU Extension vice president, expressed his excitement for the partnership with MarketStar and the opportunities it will create for economic diversity and financial mobility in rural Utah communities.

MarketStar will hire for an estimated 1,000 positions in 2023-24 across all tech sales, tech enablement, and support roles. Justin Nalder, executive vice president of corporate operations for MarketStar, said that the new certificate program will connect talented people from Utah’s rural communities to high-demand sales skill training, and then to some of the most interesting and contemporary brands in technology.

The $500,000 Utah Works Grant funded the program, and is awarded through Talent Ready Utah, which works closely with industry and education to develop workforce development solutions to build Utah’s talent pool by providing increased access to career and educational opportunities in high-growth industry sectors that result in career placements. Vic Hockett, director of Talent Ready Utah, expressed his excitement for the expert-designed training offered by USU Extension to directly fill tech occupations.

To register for the Certified Tech Sales Professional course, interested individuals can visit With registration limited to only 20 people per month, those interested in the program should act quickly to secure their spot in the course.

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