Your Next Generation Workforce
Though the dreaded “Mainframe Skills Crisis” has turned out to be a bit of an urban legend, the fact remains that a significant percentage of the mainframe workforce will be retiring in the next 5-10 years. Though IBM’s Academic Initiative is helping more Universities and Colleges to offer “mainframe skills”, there are still only a few that offer a comprehensive mainframe computing curriculum that can produce graduates ready to walk into a mainframe job.
It’s a given that the mainframe computing industry will need to hire a significant number of personnel to run their mainframe systems over the next few decades so having a structured, comprehensive, readily available mainframe training program available for all levels of mainframe computing personnel is as important to your organization as having the mainframe systems themselves.
It’s never been easier or more affordable!
Interskill Learning provides:
- The structure via comprehensive learning plans so your mainframe training program is ready to go on day 1, without an arduous setup process by your mainframe management.
- The broad spectrum mainframe training for your workforce with over 1,000 hours of comprehensive online courseware and skills assessment to train your personnel on the wide range of mainframe skills required by today’s mainframer.
- The training services to set-up, advise, administrate and monitor the entire program for you, insuring optimal results and ROI with little or no work required from your busy mainframe managers.
Not Just Technical Training
The mainframe computing industry is realizing that training the next generation mainframe workforce is not just a technical expertise problem. Many of the retiring mainframe specialists, particularly those working in application development, will have built up a huge functional knowledge from all the estimating, writing of High Level and Technical designs, fixing problems, component Integration testing and all the other tasks they have been involved with in their mainframe career.
If you stop and think about it, this knowledge is more important than the technical expertise. Mainframe technical expertise can be bought, but it is the disappearance of the functional knowledge of your mainframe business systems that will give you the biggest headaches.
A coordinated approach to knowledge transfer should be developed which will require changes to the current documentation regime. You will need to develop knowledge documentation suitable for new starters to get a grip of the system fundamentals.
Interskill’s Mainframe Presenter Series offers a tool to enable effortless documentation/archiving of all of the knowledge and experience of your senior mainframe personnel, producing it in a training format available for ongoing use by the organization.
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