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Quickly train for a job in tech sales and B2B sales with SalesCamp. SalesCamp is a 6-week online career transition program designed to show you the practical skills and mindset you need to succeed in a sales role. It’s designed for professionals looking to make a career change or those transitioning into their first tech sales job with no prior industry experience. No previous experience in sales is necessary.
We’ll connect you with sales leaders, career coaches and to an amazing group of SalesCamp alumni who currently work at innovative tech companies. 90% of SalesCamp participants receive offers after completion.
The Automation and Digital Agriculture Specialist Program from Palette Skills is an accelerated 8-week intensive program for residents of Saskatchewan that gets you up to speed with automation and digitization technologies in agricultural production and processing. We’re training workers ready to hit the ground, giving them the tools they need to identify, manage, and implement technological solutions across the agri-food value chain.
The Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program is designed to help graduates with quantitative degrees and/or professionals with advanced computing work experience quickly transition into high-demand roles in cybersecurity. Palette Skills worked with an advisory board of top cybersecurity leaders from organizations like KPMG, Scotiabank, WiCys and The University of Toronto to build our training curriculum. That is why our program has a job offer rate of 90%! Get started on the path to one of the fastest growing careers in the country.
The Alumni Advisory Council is a group of Palette upskilling program alumni who have been elected to advise on the direction of our alumni community. They meet monthly and volunteer to support alumni initiatives and Palette’s upskilling programs. If you’d like to be part of the Alumni Advisory Council, please send us an email to let us know (email@example.com). Applications open each year in January/February.
Agriculture consultant with over 14 years of experience in project management and business development. She graduated from the Digital Ag program in 2022 and has served on three different boards. Bibi enjoys giving back to her community and helping people grow.
Klaus Anselm is an award-winning seller in the B2BTech industry as an Enterprise Account Manager Level 3 at Softchoice. He is a graduate of the October 2021 SalesCamp cohort. Klaus values responsiveness and proactiveness, striving to help people and organizations do great things by unleashing the power of partnership. He is excited to be part of the Palette Skill Alumni Advisory Council as Vice-Chair on his mission to grow and give back to where his Sales Career started.
Mentorship and Community Officer
Elena Grebenyuk graduated from SalesCamp in 2022 and since then has been successfully performing as a BDR at Coconut Software. Elena’s past experience includes hospitality and language coaching. Since moving to Vancouver in 2022, she’s also been a co-founder of Tech2Step, a non-profit for professionals in STEM. She is excited to engage the alumni community in BC and offer mentorship to graduates in her role as Mentorship and Community Officer on the Alumni Advisory Council.
Shalmali graduated from Palette Skills’ SalesCamp in 2021 and currently works as a Product Marketing Manager with CarbonCure Technologies. With a diverse background in business development, entrepreneurship, and marketing spanning multiple industries and countries, she brings a unique perspective to her work. As a part of the AAC, she is excited to contribute to/lead the alumni-focused marketing initiatives.
Research and Evaluations Officer
Alex Otto graduated from the Palette x Fields cybersecurity program in 2021, and now works as a product manager at Xanadu, a full-stack quantum computing company. Having successfully made the transition from science & academia into the technology industry, he is excited to bring his experience to the Alumni Advisory Council to help Palette find ways to support Alumni through their own unique career changes.
Event Planning Officer
Maryan Hussein graduated from SalesCamp in 2022 and has since been working as an SDR at MealSuite. Maryan’s past experience includes customer-facing roles in Real estate, e-commerce and retail. She has also been the co-founder of her university’s Black Student Association where she planned and organized numerous events. She is thrilled to offer mentorship to graduates and draw on her event planning experience as the Event Planning Officer for Palette’s Alumni Advisory Council.
Contact our Partnerships team to learn about the ways you can connect with Palette Skills alumni and program participants.
“SalesCamp gave me my confidence back. After spending six months applying for jobs and receiving zero responses, I’d lost faith in myself and my abilities. The SalesCamp program gave me the tools and connections to start applying again, and to my surprise, I received multiple job offers within a month of completion.”
“SalesCamp is very thoughtfully structured with value built in everywhere. I was blown away how prepared I felt in just 7 days. The support was ongoing after the official course concluded with career counseling and resume workshopping available. The Palette network was actively assisting me even when our class time had concluded.”
“Prior to the Sales Camp, I wasn’t open to starting from an entry level role. However, after my multiple interactions during the networking sessions, my biggest takeaway was that I needed to just get in and then create my own growth path. In tech sales, you can put your experience to good use and then grow really quickly.”
“The best thing about SalesCamp was the support from everyone. It was the perfect safe space to fail because you could only go up from there and everyone involved, whether it was campers or facilitators, wanted to build you up as much as possible.”
“I loved the hands-on, team-oriented experience that SalesCamp provided and enjoyed working on live client pitches and presentations. The Palette community was there to support me from day one and beyond, and they helped ensure that I had the tools and resources to find my dream role!”
“Get out of your comfort zone. SalesCamp is intense, but if you put in the work, you will meet some incredible people and get the tools and support you need to achieve success during and after the program.”
“SalesCamp connected me with top tech companies and set me up for success when meeting them. We did interview prep and reformatted our resumes. I learned a lot throughout the journey and it definitely helped me get to where I am now.”
“Trust the process. Skills learned through SalesCamp are building blocks for a more successful and confident B2B tech sales professional. I felt uncomfortable at times and had to work hard, but the end result is worth it.”
“If you have any interest in sales, it’s a great introduction into the industry and networking day is great practice to talking to new companies and improving your story. It inspired me to keep networking and that there are no bad connections.”
“SalesCamp was an amazing experience that I will remember as a huge part of my success in the beginning stage of my new career. The support from the cohort was inspiring, since we were all strangers at the start of the week. Everyone helped create a safe space to be myself and you don’t find that everywhere!”
“One thing that you won’t ever find in the onboarding process of a company however is how to optimize your approach to interviews for new companies. I see this aspect of the SalesCamp curriculum as one of the most important based on the rarity and value of the information. The program is GOLD!”
“Everyone is there to support you. We all carry this notion that business is selfish, and sales people especially can be slimey. Throughout this journey I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at how generous people, VERY successful people, are with their time and their advice. If you’re prepared and you meet them halfway, all you need is to ask.”
“My experience at SalesCamp was really positive and fun while still being informative and actually useful. The most significant thing I learned in SalesCamp was to stay uncomfortable and be confident in myself at the same time. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and go for it, good things will happen.”
“When I started at Salescamp, I thought I would be cold calling all day and sending bland emails to companies, but you don’t! What I’ve learned is that you help prospects identify the problems they have with their business, and see if your company can help! You’re practically being a hero being assigned to help others in need!”
“The inspiration I found at SalesCamp is that if anyone else is finding success & getting remote positions, then so can I. Some people even said they received their ‘dream’ positions with their ‘dream’ companies. That is very profound to see because it proves that within Tech Sales, there are life changing opportunities.”
“I found inspiration that I actually had the sales skills I needed to succeed in this industry. I learned how to take a lot of the natural skills I had in conversation and selling myself, to translate that to SaaS selling. I was surprised at how many great employers I was connected with at the end.”
“Every single person I came across was incredibly uplifting and I felt like I grew a lot as a person because of my experience in SalesCamp. I felt more comfortable in the B2B sales space and loved getting to meet the hiring partners and hearing their stories as individuals and as companies.”
“I absolutely loved it! It was challenging in the beginning but 100% worth it! I liked the learning strategy and all the workshops that we had. Thanks to Matt, Megan and other Palette Skills staff we had a variety of interesting learning activities. Just give it a try! Make that first step outside of your comfort zone and within a few days you will be so proud of yourself for doing that!”
“A major accomplishment for me through my SalesCamp training was really solidifying techniques and imbuing confidence into tactics I had never considered before. I have incorporated so much of what Matt and Megan have taught in the intensive week course. It is so important to be involved in the lessons and to interact with your fellow cohort. It only assists in your development.”
“If you really are committed to sales, SalesCamp gives you a great starting point in terms of knowledge and understand and opportunity to get your foot in the door of the industry. Overall I thought the program put me in a good position to meet great people and land a job with an amazing company. I was surprised how much we were able to learn in such little time.”
“SalesCamp goes far and beyond the training period where you can always reach out to them for inputs. I got to network with my cohorts who had similar interests which is SALES. This is one stop platform to expand your network, learn and grow.”
“SalesCamp will change your perspective about approaching people and representing yourself even if you didn’t think sales is the career you necessarily desired. I cant wait to make connections with others and the program was overall an amazing experience.”
“My experience with SalesCamp was fantastic. Unlike a lot of programs, the content, assignments, and tasks were relevant to what’s actually going on in the industry. The sense of community and the feedback I received from my peers and mentors in SalesCamp was phenomenal. As a newcomer, it gave me a lot of confidence for navigating the Canadian job market.”
“Prior to SalesCamp, I was working as a Quality Engineer at a tech company. Although I enjoyed the technical aspect of engineering, I was completely burnt out and had no idea where to take my career. People assume that transitioning your career is impossible and that you can spend years looking for jobs without finding the right place. My SalesCamp experience helped me to push myself and make the change.“
“It was unbelievable meeting with a bunch of other people who were nervous and eager. Everyone had such personal stories and when I looked at my classmates I felt like I was part of something bigger. The process of SalesCamp makes you realize how capable you are of this career switch and let’s you test out some practices and see how they feel.”
“Before SalesCamp, I was a server experiencing listlessness and an eagerness to learn and grow. I wanted to choose a career path where I would still get to interact with people since I am passionate about human interaction. I was surprised to realize that I already had a lot of the soft skills required to succeed in a sales role!“
“The experience at SalesCamp was boundary pushing and took me outside my comfort zone in a lot of ways, but it taught me a lot professionally and personally. I found the inspiration to commit to pivoting out of the hospitality industry for good and to apply to positions I didn’t think I had the skills for before SalesCamp. SalesCamp allowed me to see that the skills I had developed during my hospitality career were transferable to other industries.“
“Thanks to the Palette Skills Team, my cohort, and the employer partners who participated in SalesCamp I was reminded that my experiences are unique and there are things that only I can offer. For any future SalesCampers, I say: Take initiative, don’t hesitate to ask for help, and be comfortable with going out of your comfort zone. It is an amazing program and you need to put the work in and be attentive to make the most out of it.“
“Before completing SalesCamp, I didn’t realize just how much experience I could bring to a sales role. I was inspired by the other participants in my cohort and their eagerness to transition into tech sales, which gave me an extra push and confidence boost to go after jobs that I otherwise wouldn’t have. I was also inspired by the company partners and the products overall. Tech is a fascinating industry and so are the solutions that some of these different software companies are coming up with.“
“I would have to say the most significant thing I learned was to trust the process, that getting out of my comfort zone would help me the most. A lot of things felt challenging, but I also knew that I had an entire team of fellow SalesCamp colleagues who were there to support my success, give much needed feedback, and encourage me along the way. For anyone who is considering making a career transition, or is simply looking to acquire a new skill, I highly recommend SalesCamp!“
“The whole cohort was super supportive and inspiring, but also competitive and pushed me out of my comfort zone. Everyone had their own insecurities and were trying to use the camp to become the best version of themselves, and that gave me courage to do the same thing. If you’re lost on your journey of finding a career path or maybe you’re looking to learn and make connections in the tech sales industry, then this is for you!”
“Working in sales was not what I’d pictured. It is, or should be, about building relationships with customers and learning their needs, not about being a telemarketer. The way we were taught to interact with the customers reminded me a lot of the work I did in my previous career as a publicist.”
“I was inspired by the self-discovery this program challenged me with. I think it is so important to understand what motivates you, who you are, and what your purpose is. The skills and experience you will have at SalesCamp are valuable in so many ways. It is a short investment of your time, with a profound impact on your life and professional success.”
“SalesCamp was a great experience for me. I got to learn from very dedicated trainers and the people behind SalesCamp truly cared about my success. I felt supported in all aspects including job leads, interview practice, and company research. I didn’t expect to meet with so many hiring partners and tech companies. It was one of the best thing about SalesCamp.“
“Keep being personally accountable and surround yourself with great people; mentor others and be open to being mentored yourself too. The supportive nature of everyone in the program motivated me throughout the journey. What stuck with me was how interesting and awesome our cohort was.”
“My experience was more than learning valuable skills, important interviewing techniques, and the amazing opportunity to have conversations with some of Canada’s most innovative tech companies. It was having my drive for success, belief in myself and fire reignited through world-class coaching and support, trusting in the process, being pushed outside of my comfort zone, compacted into the most intense 6 days of my professional life.”
“SalesCamp really pushed me out of my comfort zone. From day one I was encouraged to believe in myself and just go for it! What we learned in theory was always followed by a practical case where we could role play what we learned and build our confidence. Ultimately, in addition to learning the step by step process of consultative selling, I learned that if I push past my own barriers there is real growth and opportunities that follow.”
“I was on employment insurance after my previous contract had ended. I was looking for a change and a chance to compile my experience and skills into a rewarding career. Through my training experience, I developed confidence in my skillset and interview skills. After meeting so many fellow participants from different backgrounds, I feel like there are unlimited possibilities to life.”
“I had an exceptional sales coaching and training experience with SalesCamp. I learned to build a process that works best for you and your goals. Stick to that process and keep grinding until you hit your goals!”
“SalesCamp was an invaluable experience that I’ll continue to remember going forward. I felt supported every step of the way and learned skills that were essential for sales, job searching, interviewing, and succeeding in a B2B tech sales role.”
“I’ve always been curious and SalesCamp really pushes curiousity, learning, making mistakes and asking questions. I found inspiration in my team mates, hearing their perspectives and their support.”
“Palette Skills helped me to learn about automation in ag, soil, pest management, ag business, precision ag, data management and networking with the industry leaders. It’s an intensive program taught by highly qualified instructors. There are a lot of skills to be learned and if you don’t know how to switch your career in ag-tech, this program may be the right one for you.”
“Being a part of this program was a great experience. It was great to meet so many wonderful people and work with them. You should sign up to this program if you want to change your career to digital agriculture. Working hard is the key to achieving it.”
“Participating in the Digital Agriculture Program gave me a fantastic opportunity to leverage my solid educational background and experience in the Western Canadian industry. I found out how much transferable knowledge I have. This program is helpful because its methodology works on technical and soft skills, which helped me land in the right place and on the right career path.”
“It was a great experience to share my previous knowledge and to learn from my instructors and colleagues. I learned a lot about the job market in Canada and how important it is to explore job searching tools as well as expand our professional network.”
“This program taught me the undeniable value of networking and connections. I met the most amazing people which have become part of my professional network. From the incredible Palette Skills team that were so invested in us from the start to the most amazing career coaches, course instructors and agriculture specialists, and the group of fellow participants that I shared many hours with during classroom discussions, breakout rooms and workshops. I learnt so much from each and everyone, and that made this experience even more enriching for me.”
“I found inspiration in the Digital Agriculture Specialist Program through the dedication of the Pallete skills team. They were committed to ensuring that the entire cohort had a wholesome experience and full support throughout the program. The coaching and follow-up sessions provided valuable guidance and mentorship, fostering personal and professional growth. Additionally, the team’s efforts to spread positivity through resilience classes and encouragement uplifted the cohort, creating an environment conducive to learning and motivation. Their commitment to our success inspired me to push myself and make the most of the program, knowing that I had a supportive network behind me.”
“During my time in the Digital Agriculture Specialist Program, I gained important skills such as job interview preparation and self-confidence. The program’s mentoring component provided me with the motivation I needed to succeed.”
“This program provides insights, tools, and career options for anyone curious about the vast agriculture value chain. I highly recommend joining this program. It’s a transformative journey that empowers you to play an active role in shaping the future of agriculture.”
“Over the weeks of the program, I was impressed by the wealth of knowledge that the Palette Skills team put into the program and the quality of the instructors and coaches. The program team was exemplary in discipline and dedication and commitment to the mission of the program.”
“The program team was very helpful both during the cybersecurity program and after. They helped me with the job search process by reaching out to people, reviewing resumes and giving general career advice.”
“Be prepared to learn a lot. Pace yourself and take breaks when you can because there is so much to learn in a short span of time that it can be easy to get overwhelmed. It will be challenging but also very rewarding, so make the best of the opportunity to learn as much as you can and do try to get out of your comfort zone.”
“I had been job hunting since March 2020 and due to the pandemic there wasn’t much happening. The program helped me build a good network. I discovered where I was going wrong with my resume and I learnt how to become industry-ready.”
“I have a PhD in Pure Math and I was an academic. While I enjoyed doing math, I wanted my work to have more of an impact in the ‘real world.’ The depth and solidity of the cybersecurity skills the instructors were able to transmit in only a few weeks was really impressive. The program is well rounded, and touches on all the core aspects of cybersecurity”
“Through career coaching, I learnt that I have both the technical and interpersonal skills need to be a cybersecurity professional. I never would have landed this job without the Palette x Fields community. I will be forever grateful for their help.”
“The best thing about the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program was the industry connections. I would not have had a good chance of getting a job in cyber security without them. The staff were very supportive and there were many job-hunting sessions which focused on interview skills, building my resume, networking, etc. The staff were also helpful after the program finished, talking through interview strategies that suited my personality.”
“The program felt that it gave a good introductory exposure to the many areas of cybersecurity. I always thought cybersecurity was mostly a technical field, but there are plenty of areas where deep technical knowledge is not needed, but rather, an understanding of general security principles and managing risks. Through the program’s support, self-study and practice, I set out and accomplished my goal of landing a technical role.”
“The best thing about the program was the wide coverage of everything in the industry from defensive security, offensive security, risk analysis etc. I learned that my previous academic experience as a mathematician and computer scientist was very transferrable to learning about cybersecurity.”
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