We have all heard at least once “What if we train our employees and they leave ?” with the very accurate rhetoric answer “What if we don’t…. and they stay”.
Training is even more fundamental in data technologies where new frameworks are released every now and then, updates on current frameworks happen on a weekly basis and keeping pace with the new trends is a “must” to remain competitive.
You achieve this by setting a culture of “ever-learning” where you dedicate a percentage of time to training for your team. This has to be set in stone and sponsored by executives so that training tracks do not get jeopardized by other priorities.
Regarding training tracks, the web is overwhelmed with on-demand and subscription courses. For each popular technology you can easily get lost just by choosing the right course. Here are some rules you should follow:
- You should first always favor the official documentation and training of the technology you want to learn. For instance for terraform training the tutorials you will find here are free and probably one of the best training materials you will find for Terraform.
- On-demand over monthly subscriptions: First of all because the best courses are spread over multiple platforms and going with an “on-demand” strategy allows you to cherry-pick from multiple platforms. Then your employees might have months where they are busy on a project and won’t have time at all for training. The frequency at which we take training courses is sporadic and “on-demand” courses (i.e. “pay as you go” pricing model) will save you money as compared to fixed monthly/yearly plans.
- Review the comments about a course: same principles as for restaurants, hotels, activities, etc. Courses are scored and reviewed by their customers and checking the comments and evaluation before taking a course will give you a good indication this course is suited for you.
How does Astrafy help you with training your team ?
We offer 2-days courses on a specific topic and customize all our courses based on your needs and technical level of your team.
Why the 2-days format ? Based on our experience, this is the best time frame to acquire a new skill or deepen your knowledge in an existing skill. More than two days make it difficult to keep the focus of the audience as we know emails and daily job life keeps happening while you are training yourself.
we discuss the content of the course well in advance and plan the content according to your needs.
we can train your team in any modern data stack technologies covered in the stack section of our website.
our playground. We are all living by it on a daily basis for the last 5 years and we can train your team on most of Google Cloud products.
we always keep our content up-to-date with the latest packages and versions of the products we teach.
we strive to teach in a pedagogical way with different teaching material, game situations, interactive quizzes and so on.
What are our areas of expertise in training ?
- - BigQuery & SQL
- - dbt
- - Modern data stack package
- - Terraform
- - Gitlab CI
- - Kubernetes
- - Vertex AI