K2 Partnering Solutions

K2 Partnering Solutions

K2 Partnering Solutions, through K2 University, is pledging to help close the digital skills gap in Europe by training 800 IT professionals, 1,000 students and 400 Workforce Professionals in the key technology growth areas of SAP and Salesforce, to become SAP consultants to build and develop Systems Applications and products, and Salesforce professionals.

As an IT recruitment company focused on transformational technologies, K2 Partnering Solutions addresses talent shortages in the digital age as part of our everyday business. We work to identify and place talent in IT sectors that are innovative and cutting edge.

K2 University is uniquely positioned to offer a full service from market intelligence-based career advice through education to work placement through our relevant mix of classroom and e-learning and curriculum pathways to certification.
K2 University also provides ongoing support and advice through our proprietary online platform, K2 Konnect, which houses K2’s community of IT professionals, even after training courses are completed.

Last update: 17/01/2018
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals
Digital skills in education
Digital skills for labour force

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2020

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO

K2 Partnering Solutions

K2 Partnering Solutions was formed in 1997 to provide enterprise software consultants for projects around the world. With 19 locations covering Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific, K2 Partnering Solutions has the infrastructure to meet the local needs of its partners whilst being able to deliver at a global level.

Qualitative Impact

K2 Partnering Solutions trainings allow the development of most in-demand digital skills to fill talent shortages in technologies for enterprise growth. K2 Partnering Solutions provides support through the whole process: Career Advice - Education and Training - Certification - Work Placement, with a dedicated team of 10 Education professionals, providing weekly webinars, market trends and direct approach with our Clients.

Providing skills and certifications to students will help them find gainful employment on graduation. The platform K2 Konnect allows the networking of the freelance community where students can have access to job opportunities worldwide as well connect with the trainers and experienced professionals. All certifications are official and accredited by SAP and Salesforce.

Since 2016, K2 University has been working with the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) to developed bespoke courses for Salesforce, delivered through ‘Aula Mentor’, a free online training platform, namely Introduction: CRM and Salesforce Ecosystem; Developer Salesforce Introduction; and Functional Salesforce Introduction.
K2 University has partnered with AMETIC, the Spanish Technology Association and coordinator of the Spanish National Coalition, to support initiatives such as Talent 4.0 and Industry 4.0, and with ASTI, to develop educational services.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face to face/higher education students Provide career advice and bootcamp courses to help students move directly into technology careers after graduation. 1,000 N/A
People trained face to face/IT professionals Reskill IT professionals in high-growth technologies including Products and solutions of SAP and Salesforce. 500 10
People trained online/IT professionals 300 115
People trained face to face/Workers Reskilling workers to help them move into careers in the digital sector. 200 10
People trained online/Workers 200 115

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

K2 University, partnered with UNAVE - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal to close the digital skills gap by training Univeristy students into Cloud Computing - Salesforce with a bootcamp.

K2 has partnered with Università per Stranieri ‘‘Dante Alighieri’’ (UNISTRADA) to provide a 14-week university masters course starting in January: 'The Level II Master in Innovation and Technology Management' with a Specialized SAP Course. The regional referee of the INPS (Italian national institution for work and employment) will offer scholarships, which will be fully paid by the INPS.

Ministry of Education in Spain - 2 Salesforce Cloud Computing Courses, available for unemployed people in order to train and prepare them with Digital Skills. Fully Sponsored by the Government.

Partnered with the Following Universities and Business Schools to deliver Salesforce Cloud Computing CRM courses for Students in Spain - 2018:
Universidad Europea
Universitat de les Illes Balears
University Carlos III of Madrid - Digital Innovation Center
KSchool

4 Workshops - Salesforce Cloud Computing:
University of Alcalá
CUNEF Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros
Universitat de les Illes Balears
MBIT School

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
200 - Students Trained and Certified 31/12/2017 On Track
500 (Incremental) Students Trained and Certified; 400 (Incremental) IT Professionals Trained and Certified; 200 (Incremental) Workforce Professionals Trained and Certified 30/06/2018 On Track
800 (Incremental) Students Trained and Certified; 500 (Incremental) IT Professionals Trained and Certified; 300 (Incremental) Workforce Professionals Trained and Certified 31/12/2019 On Track
1000 (Incremental) Students Trained and Certified; 800 (Incremental) IT Professionals Trained and Certified; 400 (Incremental) Workforce Professionals Trained and Certified 31/12/2020 On Track