Technology is a huge industry with high-paying entry level jobs and excellent opportunities for growth. It might be hard to believe that you could land a job in this field without programming skills, but there is a way into this industry, even if you don’t have a technical background or college degree. Tech sales is the “best kept secret” in the broader tech industry. It’s an accessible entry point into the field because, unlike other jobs in tech, you don’t need an IT or coding background to get started. Instead, you need strong communication skills and an understanding of empathetic sales techniques. That is where Flockjay’s Tech Sales Virtual Academy comes in.
In just 10 weeks, Flockjay’s tech sales curriculum gets you ready for your first day on the job. Plus, you will have additional mentorship opportunities through ENTITY Academy, including invitations to Fireside Chats hosted by industry leaders from the ENTITY Mentor Network and first-look access to job opportunities within the community. We’re giving you a competitive edge as you enter this lucrative career field.
PROGRAM START DATE | August 23, 2021
DURATION | 10 Weeks
COST | $6,000
Curriculum and instruction provided by Flockjay: $6,000 ($7,650 for California residents)
Soft skills and mentorship provided by ENTITY Academy: Waived for 1 year ($499 value per year)
OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY FOR TECH SALES:
Projected job growth of 13% from 2016 to 2026
Average Salary for a Flockjay program graduate: $75,000
The Art and Science of Sales
Technical Sales Software
Job Readiness for the Tech Industry
Why We Like This Course
ENTITY Academy is on a mission to be the go-to source for all things career advancement for women. We strategically partner with other programs to make sure female professionals of all ages and backgrounds are able to find curricula so they can upskill and reskill for the 21st century workforce.
This Tech Sales Virtual Academy, powered by Flockjay, is here to help ambitious career women solve business problems and help their customers stay at the forefront of tech innovation. Here are just a few of the reasons we like this course.
Part-Time Flexibility: This virtual academy is designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers or change paths. With live classes offered virtually in the evenings on Monday through Thursday, students with full-time jobs can learn at a time that best enables them to be successful while still getting face-to-face interaction with their instructors and peers.
Comprehensive Curriculum: Students will learn the fundamentals of the tech sales industry, from the stages of the sales pipeline, to outreach and discovery, to lead conversion, to soft skills such as how to build rapport with customers and become a trusted advisor. The program culminates in a capstone project that simulates the real-world sales experience. By the time they graduate, students will have a complete understanding of a “day in the life” of a tech sales professional.
Student Support: As a Tech Sales Virtual Academy student, you will have several resources to help you ace the course material, including a collaborative group learning environment, practice sessions to hone your sales technique, and opportunities to receive feedback and coaching from instructors. You will also meet and network with sales leaders at the fastest growing companies, and the community will be there to help you even after you graduate.
Career Placement: In addition to learning the ins and outs of tech sales, you will also receive career coaching to learn how to sell yourself, optimize your resume, nail job interviews, and even negotiate your salary. Flockjay partners with top companies to help you network your way into your new career, and hiring partners can even request to hire program graduates.
Why Tech Sales?
As organizations worldwide shift to digital and cloud-based services, the demand for technological solutions to everyday business problems is higher than ever. And as this technology rapidly evolves, it is essential that organizations keep pace with these innovations in order to remain competitive.
Top companies are seeking driven, talented sales professionals who understand the ins and outs of these emerging technologies while having strong interpersonal skills to close the deal. Tech salespeople add incredible value to their teams by bridging the gap between highly technical jargon and compelling communication techniques in order to meet customer needs. These essential roles can pay an average of $69,000 per year, and there are millions of job opportunities out there for those with a passion for tech and strong customer service abilities (Source: Glassdoor).
Tech sales offers many exciting, fulfilling, and lucrative career options. Check out some of the companies where Tech Sales Virtual Academy graduates are working!
JOB PLACEMENT IS NOT GUARANTEED
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Flockjay is a tech sales program like no other. The curriculum they offer teaches you everything from basics and you do not need any prior sales experience. Apart from having a curriculum so unique, their trainers are the best in the industry. They are so well qualified that you'll never realize when they turned you from being an amateur to a pro in just 10 weeks! The instructors are always available when you need them for additional help, interview practice, and any other issue you may have if you need someone to talk to. They were so helpful on my job search journey and made the whole process so easy and stress-free. My journey with Flockjay has been very transformational.
SINDURA R. | FLOCKJAY TECH SALES GRADUATE
Flockjay is amazing. I have 17 years of sales experience and I still learned a ton. It was even better than I expected. Their sales training is the best I have ever had. They provide a tremendous amount of support during class and even after graduation. The program and the staff are wonderful. I learned a lot about interviewing and my skills have greatly improved from their training. They also help you find a job and coach you through interviews. If you are looking for a career in tech sales, Flockjay is the answer. Even if you have sales experience you can get a lot out of the program. Overall it greatly exceeded my expectations.
ROMY R. | FLOCKJAY TECH SALES GRADUATE
There are two tuition options for the Tech Sales Virtual Academy. Depending on how you choose to pay, where you live, and the availability of scholarships, significant discounts may apply. You may either pay upfront tuition, or deferred tuition in installments after graduating the program (Deferred Tuition Agreement). These amounts may differ due to state regulations (see below).
If you choose to pay for tuition in full, you may pay the entire amount upfront or do so in two installments in the first and sixth week of the course. Students who live in any state in the US except California receive a discount for this payment option. This option is non-refundable.
$3,825 due week 1
$3,825 due week 6
All Other States
$3,000 due week 1
$3,000 due week 6
Deferred Tuition Agreement
Flockjay’s Deferred Tuition Agreement enables students to pay the $7,650 tuition in monthly installments of $425 over the course of 18 months. Payments only begin once you are earning $40,000 a year or more, and your income is regularly verified.
*Eligibility for this option may be subject to conditions of the Job Search Agreement after enrollment.
You only start to pay back your tuition once you’re making a salary of at least $40,000 annually.
If your income falls below $40,000 your payments pause.
Once you land a job and are earning at least $40,000 per year, you will agree to pay back $425 per month for 18 months.
The Deferred Tuition Agreement spreads your payments out over an 18-month period.
Flockjay teaches you everything you need to know about sales in just 10 weeks. Sales is the best kept secret in the tech industry, and Flockjay aims to show you the way into this lucrative career path. Their course teaches adaptable, in-demand skills so students can secure their future and grow within the industry.
Flockjay’s mission is to empower upward mobility through education and access. Tomorrow’s companies will be defined by how they invest in people. Training the next generation salesforce is the first step. Flockjay identifies untapped talent, provides training for in-demand jobs, and fast-tracks interviews at top companies. They support, celebrate, and invest in creating an inclusive environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work each day.
About ENTITY Academy
ENTITY first launched in 2016 as a fast-growing women’s media platform, serving as a home for thoughtful dialogue between a new generation of leaders, doers, and tastemakers. Each summer since inception, ENTITY has hosted women from across the country for a digital marketing training program that includes high-touch mentorship. The curriculum is curated to fill the skills gap between college and career in a way that has never been done before.