Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Apply for Admission?
Anyone can apply to enroll in any program offered by Skillz Academy.
We recognize that a significant portion of America’s underemployed and unemployed talent are people of color and/or people from underrepresented backgrounds. Our goal is to connect employers looking to hire a diverse workforce with well-trained salespeople, while at the same time helping diverse employees grow and prosper in their roles and their companies.
As a Graduate of Skillz Academy, What Will I Do and Where Will I Work?
Skillz Academy will prepare you to work in a wide variety of companies in the technology sector, primarily in roles such as sales, business development, account management, and customer success. We partner with companies that are committed to diversifying their workforce, and who have open positions available.
How Much Does it Cost to Attend Skillz Academy?
The total cost to attend Skillz Academy is $12,000. However, most people qualify for special grants to help offset the cost.
We also offer revenue share agreements, meaning you pay nothing upfront and only pay for Skillz Academy after you’ve landed a job making a minimum of $40,000 per year. At that point, you pay us back via a reasonable monthly payment. Our team will help you determine the best way to pay for Skillz Academy, so you aren’t stressed about the cost.
What is the Time Commitment?
The Software Sales Training program will be delivered through a hybrid delivery model where students meet online for 2 to 3 hours in the evenings, Monday through Thursday, and in-person on Saturdays for 6 hours. Regardless of the mode of instructional delivery, participants are required to be on time and to have read, viewed, or listened to the required materials prior to class time.
Is Your Program Virtual or In-Person?
For our second cohort, our program will be delivered in a hybrid format which is a combination of synchronous virtual instruction and in-person activities at our New Orleans campus. While we appreciate the flexibility that online instruction provides, given the nature of sales training we still strongly believe in in-person instruction and its ability to facilitate effective learning and camaraderie among classmates. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and we continue to monitor safety guidance from state and local officials.. We are prepared to shift to an all-virtual learning environment if that is ever required.
Will You Guarantee Me a Job After I Graduate?
Our success is tied to your success. While we cannot guarantee you a job, our graduates will have ample opportunity to meet and interact with our employee partners. We also provide resume assistance, interview training sessions, and other forms of support to ensure you are successful in your job search.
How Much Will I Earn?
We partner with technology companies that offer salaries starting at $40,000 per year. Some will offer even higher base salaries. Traditionally, employees who work in sales, business development, account management and customer success have the opportunity to earn commission on top of their base salaries.