We have now reached the end of our series about developer training. I hope you have come away thinking that training is the best way to advance in your company and that you are looking for training opportunities right now. If you’re still not convinced here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Training benefits the employer and the employee.
- A well trained employee is a happy employee, and a happy employee is more efficient and productive.
- Training an employee might be expensive, but it is less expensive than hiring a new person.
Here are few of the relevant blog post for developer training:
Importance and Significance – Part 1
Employee Morals and Ethics – Part 2
Difficult Questions and Alternative Perspective – Part 3
Various Options for Developer Training – Part 4
A Conclusive Summary- Part 5
Whether you are looking at him from the employee’s or the company’s point of view, there are always advantages to training.
A Broader View – Developer Training
This series is definitely written for Developer Training but it is not limited to developers only. There are IT Pro, System Admins, DBAs as well many other technology professionals; this article series is for all professionals in the world. The concepts and take away will remain common across all the platform and regardless of technology affiliation.
Pass the Knowledge
If I have to pick one advise which is extremely important related to training, I will pick – pass the knowledge. Once you have decided in favor of training, there is more to it than simply showing up and staying awake. It is always a good idea to take notes – at the very least it will help you stay awake, but they will often serve as a good way to remember your training when you go back to work. You can also use them to pass your new knowledge on to fellow employees, which can be very fun and rewarding.
Right Place, Right Time and Right Training
There are so many ways to get developer training. In-person and on the job training is easy to come by and is the most usual type of training, but don’t overlook my favorite type of training: On Demand. Being able to learn at your own pace, own place and on your own time will make training a realistic goal for almost every employee.
I can think of nothing more important in life than furthering your education. Especially when you work in a field that is constantly changing – like technology. Whether you like it or not, training is incredibly important. That is why I feel it is so important to receive training. And because there are so many different training formats – live, online, through books, through people – I am certain that we all can find a way to be trained that best suits our goals and personalities.
The Teacher Within
If you think of anyone who is a master of the technology field or an incredibly successful developer (the obvious examples that spring to mind are Steve Jobs or Bill Gates), you will also find a teacher. Both these individuals spent their lives developing better technology, but also educating other developers and the public about how to use these technologies and how it can change your life for the better. I think that we all should strive to be like these wonderful teachers. We might not be able to change the world, but we can certainly change a few lives around us.
Even if we never turn into trainers ourselves , being trained as a student can be a good exercise. We learn a lot and become better employees – and it would not be a stretch to say that this makes us better individuals, as well.
I think learning and growing in your chosen field is not only a good idea, career-wise, but can be fun, too! I for one never feel more alive than when I am learning about something I am really passionate about. I think my job title – technology evangelist – explains how enthusiastic I am about this subject. But please don’t think that I am thinking of this as someone who wants to train and educate others (although this is also one of my passions). I am also a passionate student. I enjoy learning new things and am always on the lookout for new ways to learn and new people to learn from.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)