IT training policy
Successful IT departments are defined not only by the technology they deploy and manage, but by the skills and capabilities of their people. IT workers must keep up to date with the latest technology trends and evolutions, as well as developing soft skills like project management, presentation and persuasion, and general management.
Due to the varied scope of training needs, external coursework and vendor-specific training provided outside the company are critical elements for a comprehensive training program.
This IT training policy from TechRepublic Premium is designed to help workers identify training options that fit within their overall career development track and get the necessary approvals for enrollment and reimbursement.
From the policy:
When considering training, ensure that there is an identifiable link between the selected training option and the employee’s career development plan. With that link established, identify which delivery method will best meet the employee’s career development needs, within the context of their current job requirements:
- Internal training provided by the company and delivered onsite
- External training provided by a vendor or university, usually from one day to several days or weeks in duration
- Certification or degree programs