Entries by Jessy Smulski

Tech Training Programs Need Alignment In 3 Critical Areas

Designers and developers of a world-class IT learning experience stake their reputations on delivering successful learning outcomes, but what does that actually mean? We define successful learning outcomes as individuals that exit a training program expressing overall satisfaction with the learning experience and equipped with job-ready technical skills that they can put to use immediately. […]

Equity in Training and Employee Development

A recent survey from the Strada Education Network showed that 52% of Americans felt they had limited opportunity to advance at their work. What’s worse, 46% felt that there was not an equal opportunity for them to advance in their respective industry because they are a member of a minority group. Equity in the workplace […]

How Celebs Are Reinventing Themselves In Tech

Celebrities reinvent themselves all the time. In some cases, it’s to escape a scandal (cough, Robert Downey Jr., cough). In other cases, it’s to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of a ruined reputation (here’s lookin’ at you, Brittney Spears). Some celebrities just want to be taken more seriously (Adam Sandler in Reign Over […]

What Does “Modern” IT Skills Training Look Like?

It’s a tough truth to swallow, but over the next 10 years, many jobs are projected to go the way of the Dodo. Assembly line workers are being replaced by robotics. Retail cashiers are being replaced by contactless payment platforms. Even sports referees are getting benched by advanced Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Systems. However, disappearing […]