Introducing RE:WORK TRAINING Bay Area

A program that targets professionals with untapped potential to help them begin their career in tech sales within 12 weeks

3x

Increase in Candidate’s Annual Salary

$2,200,000

Total Salaries Reinvested in Our Local Communities

75%

of Candidates Placed

$67,000

Average Starting Salary

THERE ARE BENEFITS TO BOTH SIDES OF THE STORY

The employer

Tech companies need qualified and trained salespeople to grow and diversify their sales teams and Re:Work Training Bay Area graduates.

The Candidate

Addresses the problem of high unemployment in overlooked Black and Latinx communities by providing free career training and job placement in tech sales increasing their annual salary on average by 3x.
Taylor

Taylor Brewster

With the turbulent labor market, hiring decisions aren’t always easy. As a hiring manager at Five9, Taylor Brewster needs eager, qualified talent. It’s difficult to find applicants with the right training and the right culture fit. When he interviews potential new hires, one of the top qualities he looks for is enthusiasm. His team needs someone who is a great conversationalist and is ready to dive into their work. John Costa absolutely fits the bill.
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John Costa

John Costa was working an exhausting job, commuting 100 miles a day, and putting a strain on his physical and mental health. It paid the bills for him and his daughter, but it was difficult to plan for their future when he was living paycheck to paycheck. That’s when he heard about Re:Work [Training Bay Area]—and he figured he’d give it a shot.
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Lena Halloum

Lena Halloum was skeptical when she first started Re:Work [Training Bay Area], but after learning more about the tech world, she hit the ground running. Through submitting dozens of applications during Re:Work [Training Bay Area] office hours, Lena got progressively better and progressively more confident. The most beneficial part of the process was having the opportunity to speak with professionals in executive and leadership roles, giving her valuable insights and a competitive advantage in her interview process.
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John Velasco

Before Re:Work [Training Bay Area], John Velasco was playing professional baseball in Mexico. When it was time for a career change, it was his same growth mindset from playing ball that made John full of potential. Re:Work [Training Bay Area] helped John unlock that potential by giving him skills, connections, and above all, confidence...
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Jamal Tate

Jamal Tate had always been intrigued by tech but didn’t think he had the qualifications to become a part of it. Re:Work [Training Bay Area] gave Jamal the confidence and exposure to make a career change. What was especially crucial was gaining access to Re:Work's [Training Bay Area] networks, meeting successful professionals that looked like him and quickly shattering his perception of who belonged in tech.
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The employer

Tech companies need qualified and trained salespeople to grow and diversify their sales teams and Re:Work Training Bay Area graduates.

The Candidate

Addresses the problem of high unemployment in overlooked Black and Latinx communities by providing free career training and job placement in tech sales increasing their annual salary on average by 3x.
Taylor

Taylor Brewster

With the turbulent labor market, hiring decisions aren’t always easy. As a hiring manager at Five9, Taylor Brewster needs eager, qualified talent. It’s difficult to find applicants with the right training and the right culture fit. When he interviews potential new hires, one of the top qualities he looks for is enthusiasm. His team needs someone who is a great conversationalist and is ready to dive into their work. John Costa absolutely fits the bill.

Taylor knows that the best team is a team with a diverse array of past professional and personal experiences. Re:Work [Training Bay Area] adds value to Five9 by accessing untapped talent. Employees come to tech companies from Re:Work [Training Bay Area] with important skills and trainings, allowing them to excel in their new positions. Thus, creating a mutually beneficial relationship. John gets a great job, and Taylor gets a great team member.
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John Costa

Jamal Tate had always been intrigued by tech but didn’t think he had the qualifications to become a part of it. Re:Work [Training Bay Area] gave Jamal the confidence and exposure to make a career change. What was especially crucial was gaining access to Re:Work's [Training Bay Area] networks, meeting successful professionals that looked like him and quickly shattering his perception of who belonged in tech.

Re:Work [Training Bay Area] helped John build his resume and LinkedIn page, allowing him to tap into his potential and figure out what he really wanted from a career. With his new assets, John got a job at Silicon Valley tech company, Five9. Working at Five9 has totally shifted John’s outlook on his career potential and mobility. John is looking ahead, building his 401k and his professional connections. Now, instead of sitting in traffic, he gets to spend the mornings making breakfast for his daughter. Re:Work [Training Bay Area] helped John reframe his career and take those important next steps. What he’s gained is invaluable: the ability to focus on his family and their future.
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HOW IT WORKS

WHAT IS RE:WORK training?

RE:WORK Training is an eight week program taught by professionals in the tech industry. The program allows candidates to build on their transferable skills from previous employment and bridge the gap to tech sales. Candidates are also able to build networks within their profession through guest speakers. Each eight week program covers topics ranging from; cold calling, prospecting, resume writing, LinkedIn presence and many more to create a successful transition to a new career!

Re:work Team

HOW IT WORKS

4

COHORTS PER YEAR

8

WEEK PROGRAM

15

CANDIDATES PER COHORT

18+

YEAR-OLD DIVERSE CANDIDATES

8

WORKSHOPS

65

HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What is tech sales?

First off, it is not what you think.

The process of selling technology products and services is more like befriending your customers than tricking them into buying what they don't need. No used car salesmen here. No fast talking telemarketers. helping your customers overcome challenges that are holding their businesses back.

Technological sales doesn't require technical skills or degrees because it mostly consists of identifying the customer who can benefit from a particular solution, then showing that person how their needs will be met by purchasing such product or service.

interview

Why re:WORK training?

The tech industry has long been an exclusive space for white men. This community is aimed to help overlooked minorities break into the field and mark their mark on it.

Re:Work Training is a non-profit organization that focuses specifically on BDR, SDR, or AE positions within the tech industry's revenue generation side of things – one that is often overlooked by others who only focus their time training people how to code or work as developers.

Re:Work Training aims to empower 25,000 Black, Latinx, People of Color to cumulatively make $30 billion in income over the next 20 years.

people in a meeting

HOW IT WORKS

Recruit

Identify coachable  potential in untapped  communities; more  than 3,500 individuals  have been screened for program

Empower

65+ hours of training per candidate; 1400+ hours of work  from volunteers seeking to impact change in their workplace and community

Places

Candidates get offers  within five weeks of  entering program on  average; 75%  placement rate

Support

Support candidates for  life through strong  partner and alumni  network; 82% of alumni  are still employed full- time after their first  placement

HOW IT WORKS

Re:Work Training Bay Area

Re:Work Training Bay Area is a twelve week program taught by professionals in the tech industry. The program allows candidates to build on their transferable skills from previous employment and bridge the gap to tech sales. Candidates are also able to build networks within their profession through guest speakers. Each twelve week program covers topics ranging from; cold calling, prospecting, resume writing, LinkedIn presence and many more to create a successful transition to a new career!

Re:work Team

HOW IT WORKS

3

COHORTS PER YEAR

12

WEEK PROGRAM

25

CANDIDATES PER COHORT

18+

YEAR-OLD DIVERSE CANDIDATES

20

WORKSHOPS

30+

HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

What is tech sales?

First off, it is not what you think.

The process of selling technology products and services is more like befriending your customers than tricking them into buying what they don't need. No used car salesmen here. No fast talking telemarketers. You are helping your customers overcome challenges that are holding their businesses back.

Technological sales doesn't require technical skills or degrees because it mostly consists of identifying the customer who can benefit from a particular solution, then showing that person how their needs will be met by purchasing such product or service.

interview

Re:Work Training Bay Area

The tech industry has long been an exclusive space for white men. This community is aimed to help overlooked minorities break into the field and make their mark on it.

Re:Work Training Bay Area is a non-profit organization that focuses specifically on BDR, SDR, or AE positions within the tech industry's revenue generation side of things – one that is often overlooked by others who only focus their time training people how to code or work as developers.

Re:Work Training Bay Area aims to empower more than 25,000 individuals from Black and Latinx communities to cumulatively make $30 billion in income over the next 20 years.

people in a meeting

Our Approach

Recruit

Identify coachable  potential in untapped communities; more than 3,500 individuals have been screened for the program

Empower

30+ hours of training per candidate; 1400+ hours of work from volunteers seeking to impact change in their workplace and community

Places

Candidates get offers within five weeks of entering program on average; 75% placement rate

Support

Support candidates for life through strong partner and alumni network; 82% of alumni are still employed full-time after their first placement

A few of Our Partners

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