Why is Technical Training So Important

As someone that has organized and lead technical training for more than ten years, I can say I have been asked this question many times.  The commonality is that most people are self-taught, and use certain products in the daily conduction of their jobs, and feel like formal training doesn’t have sufficient value to warrant the time off from work, or the expense associated with it.  I would like to take a few moments today to outline what I believe the benefits of formal training are.  This post is timely because we have just such an opportunity coming up in July at ISP Supplies, but more on that later.

Addressing Weakness

No one likes to admit they are weak in any area, yet just like muscles, not using a skill every day leads to weakness.  A training program allows you to strengthen those skills, that each employee needs, to improve and brings all employees to a higher level so they all have similar skills and knowledge.  You get sharper, the network runs better and everyone benefits.

Consistency and Performance

Training programs are structured to present the greatest amount of information in the least amount of time.  This means you get the opportunity to see all the features of a product, or system rather than just the ones you regularly use.  In the process, students almost always learn a new or more efficient way to perform a function.  This leads to consistency and repeatability which increases efficiency.  Once again, things just work better.

Motivation

Employees that are subjected to training opportunities perform at a higher level than those that have to seek out training on their own.  This fact speaks for itself.

Opportunity

The value of attending a training even is not just the material, it is the chance to network with other professionals in your area of expertise and thereby create relationships that benefit you today and in the future.

I began the post with the words “just such an opportunity” and now I want to invite you to gain the benefit that only formal training can provide by attending our fun and educational Summertime Cookout With Cambium Networks  There is more information and the opportunity register HERE.  I hope you can make it!

 

 

 

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About Steve Discher

Steve Discher was born in Apple Valley, California and today makes his home in College Station, Texas with my wife and three children. He is a 1987 graduate of Texas A&M University and own ISP Supplies, a wireless distribution company, and conducts MikroTik training classes. His hobbies include flying my Piper Cub and RV camping with my family.

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